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Elder-Clowning in Long-Term Dementia Care: Results of a Pilot Study
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of elder-clowning on moderate to severe behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing home residents with dementia, primarily of the Alzheimer’s type. DESIGN: Before-and-after study. SETTING: Nursing home. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing home residents with moderate to severe BPSD, as defined according to a Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Nursing Home version (NPI-NH) score […]
An integrated dementia intervention for Korean older adults
Called dotage in Korea, dementia is primarily characterized by cognitive impairments. Secondary manifestations include mental- emotional problems, including depression. This study was designed to examine the effects of an integrated dementia intervention for Korean older adults. The intervention is composed of cognitive stimulation training, exercise, music, art, and horticultural therapy. Participants included 38 older adults […]
Semantic memory training in Alzheimer’s disease
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of semantic stimulation of Alzheimer’s patients on semantic memory comparatively to psychological support. We conducted semantic training with two target categories (musical instruments and human actions), because these concepts were massively failed in previous data collected in Alzheimer’s disease. Ten patients (57-78 year old, MMSE […]
Comparative analysis of two musical genres within a multisensory environmental intervention
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there were any differences in the behavioral responses of persons with dementia while listening to nonreligious and religious music within a multisensory environment.; Research Design: A within-subjects, repeated measures design was used.; Method: Participants were exposed to both musical genres during multiple sessions over a […]