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The Effect of the Visit to Dementia Home Experience Program on the Awareness of Dementia

치매 가정체험프로그램 관람이 치매 인식에 미치는 효과

  • Park, So Yeon (Department of Occupational Therapy, Cheongju University) ;
  • Kim, Deok Ju (Department of Occupational Therapy, Cheongju University)
  • 박소연 (청주대학교 작업치료학과) ;
  • 김덕주 (청주대학교 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2018.07.13
  • Accepted : 2018.10.05
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find that people's visit to a dementia home exhibition hall is effective at improving their perception of dementia. The satisfaction of visitors to the dementia home exhibition hall and a change in their perception of dementia after the visit were analyzed. The study subjects were 52 residents in S city. This study had been conducted from April, 5 to May, 25, 2018. The dementia home exhibition hall has welfare kits installed in an entrance, a rest room, a living, and a kitchen. Virtual reality experience program and the program of wearing clothes to experience an elderly person were performed together. As a result, the visitors' satisfaction was high overall, and their visit was educationally effective at improving their perception of dementia. After their visit to the hall, the residents showed high increases in the scores of the questions about the perception of dementia causes, dynamism & system, symptoms & diagnosis, and treatment & prevention. The residents with middle years and higher of age were more satisfied than those in other age groups with the introduction of dementia, and prevention methods, introduction of safe and comfortable home environment, and appropriateness of experience program. In this study, it was positive that the differentiated experience program which was not existed actively led the participation of the target person and attracted high education satisfaction in a short time. In the future, it will be necessary to develop an extended experience program, provide an environment for direct experience of dementia, and perform a continuous program to draw more citizens' attention.

Keywords

Dementia;Home Experience Program;Awareness;Satisfaction;Environment

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