Journal article

Long-term effects of a memory group intervention reported by older adults.

Milanda L Matthews, Yvonne Wells, Kerryn E Pike, Glynda J Kinsella

Neuropsychol Rehabil | Published : 2020


The aim of this study was to examine older adults' experiences of change following a group memory intervention, the La Trobe and Caulfield Hospital (LaTCH) Memory Group programme. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 30 individuals. Participants were healthy older adults and older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who had participated in the memory group five years previously. Transcripts were analysed for emergent themes in a workshop, using the Most Significant Change technique. The focus group derived four major themes relating to participants' experiences of change. Particularly noteworthy were themes describing a process of acceptance and normali..

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