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The effectiveness of a stimulation program on cognitive capacity among individuals older than 60


Karatay, G., Akkus, Y.


Western Journal Of Nursing Research, Volume: 33, No.: 1, Pages.: 26-44

Year of Publication



The purpose of this study was to test the effects of a multistimulant home-based intervention program on cognitive function, anxiety, and depression among older adults with cognitive impairment. This research is quasi-experimental and was designed in an effort to increase the cognitive capacity of individuals above the age of 60 with reduced cognitive capacities. Each senior received a total of seven home visits, including intervention conversation, newspaper/ book reading, painting/handcraft activities, and physical exercise. The Mini Mental State Test scores of the participants statistically increased, whereas the Beck Anxiety and the Geriatric Depression Scale scores showed a decrease (p < .05) after the intervention. Findings demonstrate that the multistimulant approach to improve cognitive capacity among individuals older than 60 years was successful.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Karatay_2010, doi = {10.1177/0193945910371628}, url = {}, year = 2010, month = {aug}, publisher = {{SAGE} Publications}, volume = {33}, number = {1}, pages = {26--44}, author = {G. Karatay and Y. Akkus}, title = {The Effectiveness of a Stimulation Program on Cognitive Capacity Among Individuals Older Than 60}, journal = {Western Journal of Nursing Research} }


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Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Types of Study

Before and After Study

Type of Outcomes

Behaviour, Cognition



Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Adult safeguarding and abuse detection/prevention, Arts and Music Interventions (including Art and Music Therapy), Exercise (inc. dancing)