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A Study on the Effectiveness of Cognitive Activity Integration Program Designed for the Aged with Mild Dementia

경증 치매노인을 위한 인지활동 통합프로그램의 효과

  • 고경애 (제주소망요양원) ;
  • 김양이 (한일장신대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.01.02
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28

Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of the cognitive activity integration program to delay the progression of the mild demented elderly. The subjects were divided into experimental group and comparative group for 12 cases of mild dementia, and the cognitive activity integration program was conducted for 8 weeks and compared with the MMSE-K, ADL & IADL, CDR and GDS scales. The results show that the effectiveness and continuity of the program are as follows. First, as an implication of practical dimension, integrated program of fusion and complexity is more effective than cognitive activity program of single domain. Second, the cognitive activity integration program must be continuously provided to maintain its effectiveness. Third, the cognitive activity integration program is as important as the practice process. It is necessary to develop and disseminate a cognitive activity integration program that reflects fusion and complex treatment techniques applicable to the elderly with mild dementia by practical suggestion. Policy suggestions are needed to continue the ongoing cognitive activity integration program, to maintain effectiveness, and to delay the progress of dementia.

Keywords

Mild Dementia;Integrated Cognitive Activity Program;ADL;CDR;GDS

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