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Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2013 Jun;28(4):393-402. doi: 10.1177/1533317513488913. Epub 2013 May 17.

Video prompting versus other instruction strategies for persons with Alzheimer's disease.

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Department of Psychology and Pedagogical and Teaching Sciences, University of Bari, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM:

Two studies assessed the effectiveness of video prompting as a strategy to support persons with mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease in performing daily activities.

METHODS:

In study I, video prompting was compared to an existing strategy relying on verbal instructions. In study II, video prompting was compared to another existing strategy relying on static pictorial cues. Video prompting and the other strategies were counterbalanced across tasks and participants and compared within alternating treatments designs.

RESULTS:

Video prompting was effective in all participants. Similarly effective were the other 2 strategies, and only occasional differences between the strategies were reported. Two social validation assessments showed that university psychology students and graduates rated the patients' performance with video prompting more favorably than their performance with the other strategies.

CONCLUSION:

Video prompting may be considered a valuable alternative to the other strategies to support daily activities in persons with Alzheimer's disease.

KEYWORDS:

Alzheimer’s disease; daily activities; pictorial instructions; verbal instructions; video prompting

PMID:
23687181
DOI:
10.1177/1533317513488913
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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