Telehealth psychotherapy for anxiety in persons with cognitive impairment

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
One hour per week for 10 weeks.
State of study
All States

Anxiety represents one of the most common mental health problems in the population, and can be experienced by people of any age. Anxiety influences a person’s overall wellbeing and quality of life.

Our study aims to test a new psychotherapeutic intervention delivered via video-conferencing to help combat anxiety in people living with cognitive impairment, irrespective of their location. Our 6-week program combines education about anxiety to help people understand their symptoms, and it provides relaxation techniques to help cope with anxiety.

If you have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and if you are currently experiencing any anxiety symptoms, we invite you to participate.

Further information

To learn more about the study and express your interest to participate, please visit our website:…

This study has been approved by the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number HREC/17/QRBW/676) and the University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 2018000139).

Study Address
Study conducted online via Zoom.
Full Name
Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka and Gabriela Pacas Fronza
University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research
Phone Number
(07) 3346 5036