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J Exerc Rehabil. 2018 Apr 26;14(2):207-212. doi: 10.12965/jer.1836176.088. eCollection 2018 Apr.

Development and validation of exercise rehabilitation program for cognitive function and activity of daily living improvement in mild dementia elderly.

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1
Department of Exercise Rehabilitation & Welfare, College of Health Science, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.
2
Exercise Rehabilitation Convergence Institute, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.

Abstract

We investigated the effect of exercise rehabilitation based on fine motor movement for the elderly with mild dementia. Using electroencephalogram (EEG), the change of brain wave of them based on fine motor movement and comparing the improvement level of cognitive ability and performance capability in daily living activity was recorded. The subjects were the elderly with mild dementia living in a sanatorium in Incheon city. Mini-Mental Status Examination, activity of daily living (ADL), and the influence on depression were examined. After 8-week exercise program, significant difference in cognitive function and ADL was observed, however, and there was no significant difference in depression. In the EEG, there was a significant difference in α-wave. This study suggests the chance to remind the necessity of exercise programs for improving cognitive function and ADL of the elderly with dementia.

KEYWORDS:

Activity of daily living; Cognitive function; Depression; Electroencephalogram; Exercise rehabilitation program; Mild dementia

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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