Effect of the recreational life review program on patients with dementia in an outpatient clinic: A preliminary study

Kuan Yi Li, Wen Chuin Hsu, Li Jung Lin

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the Life Review Program–Taiwan (LRP–TW) on outpatients with mild to moderate dementia. Ten individuals were selected through purposive sampling and tested using a single group pretest-posttest design. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive AssessmentGeriatric (LOTCA– G) and the Geriatric Depression ScaleShort Form (GDS–SF) were used as outcome measures. The total scores and three subtests of the LOTCA–G revealed significant differences after the intervention. Affective function remained stable through the experiment. The LRP–TW may offer a clinical intervention program for supporting cognitive and mental performance in individuals with dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-960
Number of pages12
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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