‘Most significant change’ and the maximising cognition (MAXCOG) intervention: The views of clients, supporters and counsellors Academic Article uri icon


  • To explore the views of clients, supporters and counsellors about their experiences of the maximising cognition (MAXCOG) intervention.The most significant change (MSC) method of analysis was used. Twenty-three narrative accounts of the MAXCOG intervention and the 'MSC' that occurred were obtained. A panel, including experts from Alzheimer's Australia, the MAXCOG research team and clinicians from memory clinics, conducted a workshop to discuss and categorise the accounts.Two subcategories of stories were identified: (i) An 'acceptance group' that focused on adjustment issues; and (ii) A 'goal achievement' group with a focus on goals and improvement in ability and confidence. These subcategories mapped closely to the original goals outlined for the MAXCOG intervention.The MAXCOG intervention was successful in assisting people to work towards goals and adjust psychologically to difficulties.

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  • 2017

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