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Stroke patients who experience limited movement will experience bipsycho-sociospiritual changes. This study aims to determine the effects of cognitive therapy on the depressive condition of the elderly with stroke. The research method is a quasi-experimental design with a pre-post test design without a control group. Data was collected before and after the administration of cognitive therapy interventions in the elderly with limited movement due to stroke who experienced depression. The research sample was obtained using consecutive sampling, amounting to 30 respondents. Cognitive therapy was given for 6 weeks. The research instrument for determining the condition of depression used a modified questionnaire from the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Data analysis using the T test. The results of this study showed that cognitive therapy had a significant effect on reducing depression levels in the elderly with limited movement due to stroke. The results showed depression decreased more significantly (p value = 0.000; α = 0.005) and Has the opportunity to reduce depression by 31.2% or be able to reduce the value of depression by 6.29 points. Providing comprehensive, plenary and quality cognitive therapy interventions as well as integrated into health services can reduce depression in the elderly with stroke.