Simulated presence therapy

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Simulated presence therapy is an emotion-oriented non-pharmacological intervention for people with dementia. It is based in psychological attachment theories and is normally carried out playing a recording with voices of the closest relatives of the patient. It is not clear if simulated presence therapy is effective.[1]


  1. ^ Abraha, Iosief; Rimland, Joseph M.; Lozano-Montoya, Isabel; Dell'Aquila, Giuseppina; Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés, Manuel; Trotta, Fabiana M.; Cruz-Jentoft, Alfonso J.; Cherubini, Antonio (20 April 2020). "Simulated presence therapy for dementia". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4 (11): CD011882. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011882.pub3. ISSN 1469-493X. PMC 7170711. PMID 32311774.