J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2003 Jul;42(4):514-519.

The Effects of Cognitive Rehabilitation Training on Cognitive Function of Elderly Dementia Patients

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. drobh@chonllian.net

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
This study was to evaluate the effects of cognitive rehabilitation training on the cognitive decline of elderly dementia patients.
METHODS
Each of 20 subjects received 16 session of repeated training with computer-aided cognitive rehabilitation program (REHACOM). Cognitive function of all subjects were evaluated by K-DRS, K-BNT, K-MMSE and GDS before and after the training.
RESULTS
Significant improvement of attention and memory was observed following REHACOM. There was no significant change in visuospatial memory, executive function, and conceptualization.
CONCLUSION
It is suggested that cognitive rehabilitation training with elderly dementia patients can be useful to ameliorate the cognitive decline and to enhance motivation and self-esteem.

Keyword

Senile Dementia; Cognitive rehabilitation training; REHACOM
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