The breakfast club: Results of a study examining the effectiveness of a multi-modality group communication treatment
Twenty mid-stage Alzheimer's patients at the Jewish Home and Hospital in the Bronx participated for 12 weeks each in four groups of five in a five-day-a-week program of structured multi-modality group communication intervention called "The Breakfast Club." Twenty matched patients participated in a standard conversation group and served as controls. The Breakfast Club attempted to incorporate all that was currently known about the residual communication strengths of Alzheimer's patients and about previous treatments shown to be effective with this population. Results showed that Breakfast Club participants improved significantly on measures of language performance, functional independence and use of social communication while control subjects did not. Breakfast Club members also showed significant increases in "interest and involvement" and the use of procedural memories over the 12-week period.
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
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Pietro, Mary Jo Santo and Boczko, Faerella, "The breakfast club: Results of a study examining the effectiveness of a multi-modality group communication treatment" (1998). Kean Publications. 2815.