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Cognitive output of a neuropsychological stimulation program in an elderly day care center with low educated participants: An observational study


Nunes, Maria Vânia Silva, Pinho, Ana Almeida, Campos, Helena Mauricio, Abreu, Paula, Gonçalves, Isabel Pinto, Caldas, Alexandre Castro


Dementia & Neuropsychologia, Volume: 8, No.: 2, Pages.: 162-168

Year of Publication



Objective: In the present paper we present an observational study of the implementation of a Neuropsychological Stimulation Program at an Elderly Day Care Center in low-educated participants with very similar backgrounds concerning social economic status. Methods: The implemented program tackled several dimensions, including daily orientation sessions, cognitive stimulation sessions twice a week, followed by movement sessions, and structured sessions conducted every two weeks. Cognitive Evaluation was performed before and after implementation of the program. Results: Results are discussed taking into consideration cognitive outputs as well as non-cognitive outputs and the specificities of community-based intervention. Conclusion: It was concluded that community-based intervention is set to become vital in promoting dementia prevention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)


adult day care, aging, cognitive ability, community, dementia, educational attainment level, elder care, elderly, intervention, low education, multicomponent, neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychological stimulation

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Types of Study

Before and After Study

Type of Outcomes



Day Care

Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Adult safeguarding and abuse detection/prevention, Exercise (inc. dancing), Other