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The Alzheimer's Society funded CBT-DEM project

There are two primary foci for this project:

Project Focus 1

The best way to adapt Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help people with dementia who are also anxious or low in mood. 


We have developed questionnaires to help do this. We have written articles for a lay audience on our work (1, 2, 3).


We have also developed a video to support practitioners offering CBT to people living with a dementia diagnosis.

Project Focus 2

 How do common mental health problems relate to memory, and other aspects of cognition in people without dementia? 


This involves complex statistical analysis of large longitudinal datasets to unpick how mental health relates to cognition over time, what aspects of mental health are important in this relationship and how mental health might interact with other important factors affecting cognition.


This work focusses on PROTECT data and has close parallels with our work in the 1946 British Birth Cohort and MODIFY projects. 

We have developed recommendations for the use of CBT in people with dementia. These are summarised in the below video. These recommendations may be particularly useful for clinicians delivering CBT interventions or for anyone with an interest in dementia and mental health 
Contact us

Contact the ADAPT Lab lead, Dr Joshua Stott, for any questions about the ADAPT Lab.

Email: j.stott@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0207 679 1605

Location: 1-19 Torrington Place, London

Twitter: @ADAPTlabUCL