Aimee Spector

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Systematic review of neuropsychological outcomes in dementia from cognition-based psychological interventions
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 34:244-55. 2012
  2. doi request reprint A systematic review of staff training interventions to reduce the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
    Ageing Res Rev 12:354-64. 2013
  3. pmc Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety in people with dementia: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Trials 13:197. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A systematic review of 'knowledge of dementia' outcome measures
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK
    Ageing Res Rev 11:67-77. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy groups on people with dementia: views from participants, their carers and group facilitators
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK
    Aging Ment Health 15:945-9. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Using a biopsychosocial model of dementia as a tool to guide clinical practice
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, U K
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:957-65. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive stimulation for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
    Aimee Spector
    Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:751-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST): effects on different areas of cognitive function for people with dementia
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1253-8. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality of life (QoL) in dementia: a comparison of the perceptions of people with dementia and care staff in residential homes
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:160-5. 2006
  10. pmc Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for dementia: a single-blind, multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of Maintenance CST vs. CST for dementia
    Elisa Aguirre
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 73 Riding House Street, London, UK
    Trials 11:46. 2010

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Systematic review of neuropsychological outcomes in dementia from cognition-based psychological interventions
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 34:244-55. 2012
    ..Although there is increasing evidence for the effectiveness of cognition-based psychological interventions in dementia, little is known about which neuropsychological domains are more amenable to change...
  2. doi request reprint A systematic review of staff training interventions to reduce the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
    Ageing Res Rev 12:354-64. 2013
    ..There is an urgent need for more high quality research and evidence-based practice in BPSD...
  3. pmc Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety in people with dementia: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Trials 13:197. 2012
    ..This study aims to develop a CBT for anxiety in dementia manual and to determine its feasibility in a pilot RCT...
  4. doi request reprint A systematic review of 'knowledge of dementia' outcome measures
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK
    Ageing Res Rev 11:67-77. 2012
    ..The DQ is most the suitable for family carers. All measures require periodic updates, to keep pace with the expanding field of dementia. More robust, contemporary measures of knowledge are required...
  5. doi request reprint The impact of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy groups on people with dementia: views from participants, their carers and group facilitators
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK
    Aging Ment Health 15:945-9. 2011
    ..This study sought to investigate whether improvements found in clinical trials were also noted by people with dementia, their carers and group facilitators in everyday life...
  6. doi request reprint Using a biopsychosocial model of dementia as a tool to guide clinical practice
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, U K
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:957-65. 2010
    ..However, there is a need for a more pragmatic, user-friendly model which takes into account the biological, psychological and social processes...
  7. doi request reprint Cognitive stimulation for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
    Aimee Spector
    Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:751-7. 2008
    ..This perspective describes how CST was developed and evaluated, its use in clinical settings and issues for future investigation, such as individualized CST...
  8. doi request reprint Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST): effects on different areas of cognitive function for people with dementia
    Aimee Spector
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1253-8. 2010
    ..However, little is known about whether some aspects of cognition might change more than others and why...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality of life (QoL) in dementia: a comparison of the perceptions of people with dementia and care staff in residential homes
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 20:160-5. 2006
    ..Care homes should be aware that low staff hope may be linked to lower resident QoL. Effective training and support for care staff may impact on residents' QoL...
  10. pmc Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for dementia: a single-blind, multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of Maintenance CST vs. CST for dementia
    Elisa Aguirre
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 73 Riding House Street, London, UK
    Trials 11:46. 2010
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  11. pmc Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) in practice: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Amy Streater
    Unit of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 73 Riding House Street, London, UK
    Trials 13:91. 2012
    ..A recent pilot study found that a third of people who attend CST training go on to run CST in practice, but staff identified a lack of support as a key reason for the lack of implementation...
  12. doi request reprint Staff training using STAR: a pilot study in UK care homes
    Judith Goyder
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:911-20. 2012
    ..Staff training has been identified as a promising psychosocial intervention. This pilot study investigated the feasibility of implementing the Staff Training in Assisted Living Residences (STAR) program in UK care homes...
  13. doi request reprint Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST): neuropsychological mechanisms of change
    Louise Hall
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:479-89. 2013
    ..This study examined the effects of CST on specific cognitive domains and explored the neuropsychological processes underpinning any effects...
  14. ncbi request reprint A pilot study examining the effectiveness of maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) for people with dementia
    Martin Orrell
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:446-51. 2005
    ..This study evaluates the effectiveness of a weekly maintenance CST programme for people with dementia in residential care...
  15. pmc Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia (iCST): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Martin Orrell
    Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College, London, UK
    Trials 13:172. 2012
    ..The aim of the current study is to develop and evaluate a home-based individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) programme for people with dementia which can be delivered by their family carer...
  16. doi request reprint Cognitive stimulation for dementia: a systematic review of the evidence of effectiveness from randomised controlled trials
    Elisa Aguirre
    University College London, England, United Kingdom
    Ageing Res Rev 12:253-62. 2013
    ..There is consistent evidence that cognitive stimulation interventions benefit cognitive function and aspects of well-being. Cognitive stimulation should be made more widely available in dementia care...
  17. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an evidence-based cognitive stimulation therapy programme for people with dementia: randomised controlled trial
    Aimee Spector
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University College London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 183:248-54. 2003
    ..A recent Cochrane review of reality orientation therapy identified the need for large, well-designed, multi-centre trials...
  18. doi request reprint The impact of young onset dementia on the family: a literature review
    Emma Svanberg
    Primary Care Psychology and Counselling Service, Tower Hamlets, London, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:356-71. 2011
    ..This paper reviews the literature on the experiences of younger people with dementia and their families in the U.K., and outcomes for carers...
  19. doi request reprint A review of the effectiveness of memory interventions in mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
    Joshua Stott
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:526-38. 2011
    ..The current paper reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of such interventions in enhancing learning of specific information, their impact on untrained material, compensation for memory impairment and improving everyday functioning...
  20. doi request reprint Sense of competence in dementia care staff (SCIDS) scale: development, reliability, and validity
    Astrid Kristine Schepers
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1153-62. 2012
    ..This study describes the development and evaluation of a measure to assess "sense of competence" in dementia care staff and reports on its psychometric properties...
  21. doi request reprint 'Just helping': Children living with a parent with young onset dementia
    Emma Svanberg
    Primary Care Psychology and Counselling Service, Tower Hamlets PCT, London, UK
    Aging Ment Health 14:740-51. 2010
    ..This study aimed to discover whether children of younger people with dementia can be compared to other young carers, the impact of their caring on mood, burden and resilience and what could promote coping...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia: cost-effectiveness analysis
    Martin Knapp
    Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
    Br J Psychiatry 188:574-80. 2006
    ..Psychological therapy groups for people with dementia are widely used, but their cost-effectiveness has not been explored...