J Agric Med Community Health.  2020 Sep;45(3):121-129. 10.5393/JAMCH.2020.45.3.121.

The Effect of Fumanet Exercise Program for Life care on Cognition Function, Depression in Dementia

Affiliations
  • 1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, in KyungBuk College, korea
  • 2Assistant Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Kyung Bok University, korea
  • 3Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University, korea

Abstract

Purpose
As dementia progresses, cognitive function decreasing leads to memory loss, speech degradation, time and space degradation and judgment degradation, which causes difficulties in carrying out tasks related to daily life. It was said that community-based non-drug intervention therapy for early dementia patients was important to participate in entertainment treatment, including activities such as awareness and exercise therapy, exercise rehabilitation, aerobic exercise, and art.
Methods
This study conducted 15 experimental and 15 control groups(experimental group : Fumanet exercise, control group : general occupational therapy) for eight weeks at the Daycare Center in Gyeonggi-do to find out the impact of the Fumanet exercise program on cognitive and depression functions of the elderly. The pre-post evaluation used KGDS, MMSE.
Results
There were significant differences between the two groups in the function of menopause, memory recall, attention concentration and calculation, and depression, and no significant results were obtatined in memory registration, language function, understanding and fracture. The Fumanet movement was judged to be effective in improving cognitive function and reducing depression for the elderly with dementia. Conclisions: The Fumanet movement was judged to be effective in improving cognitive function and reducing depression for the elderly with dementia.

Keyword

Dementia; Fumanet Exercise; Cognitive Function; Depressive Function
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