Individuals may have cognitive challenges such as trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life as a result of living and aging with HIV. This study looked at how group therapy may help reduce stress and anxiety associated with cognitive impairment for people aging with HIV. Research suggests that using a combination of intervention techniques like mindfulness and group therapy can result in better outcomes. Participants aging with the mild-to-moderate form of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) were randomly assigned to two groups; Cognitive Remediation Group Therapy CRGT (Group 1) which had a combination of brain training activities and mindfulness-based stress reduction, or the Control Group (Group 2) of mutual aid. Among 40 participants, 15 replied, 12 recruited and engaged in the study, and 10 participants fully completed the study. Results showed statistically significant improvements in CRGT (Group 1) vs the Control Group (Group 2), and participants of CRGT (Group 1) continued to show improvements in stress and mindfulness after a 3-month follow up.
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