Cost-Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations and a Review of Reviews

As the prevalence of dementia rises without a current cure, the use of drug therapies with potential side effects and mortality risks is common. But how about non-pharmacological interventions that enhance the quality of life for individuals with dementia? This review explored various forms of care, including physical activity, cognition training, multicomponent approaches, assistive technology, and others. Maintenance cognitive stimulation therapy emerged as the most cost-effective intervention, with case management, occupational therapy, and dementia care management also demonstrating good evidence of cost-effectiveness.

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