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Cognitive output of a neuropsychological stimulation program in an elderly day care center with low educated participants: An observational study

DESFECHO COGNITIVO DE UM PROGRAMA DE ESTIMULAÇÃO NEUROPSICOLÓGICA EM UM CENTRO DIA PARA IDOSOS COM PARTICIPANTES DE BAIXA ESCOLARIDADE: UM ESTUDO OBSERVACIONAL

ABSTRACT

Objective:

In the present paper we present an observational study of the implementation of a Neuropsychological Stimulation Program at an Elderly Day Care Center in low-educated participants with very similar backgrounds concerning social economic status.

Methods:

The implemented program tackled several dimensions, including daily orientation sessions, cognitive stimulation sessions twice a week, followed by movement sessions, and structured sessions conducted every two weeks. Cognitive Evaluation was performed before and after implementation of the program.

Results:

Results are discussed taking into consideration cognitive outputs as well as non-cognitive outputs and the specificities of community-based intervention.

Conclusion:

It was concluded that community-based intervention is set to become vital in promoting dementia prevention.

Key words
elderly; low education; community; neuropsychological stimulation; dementia

RESUMO

Objetivo:

No presente artigo, apresentamos um estudo observacional sobre a implementação de um Programa de Estimulação Neuropsicológica em um Centro Dia para idosos, envolvendo idosos de baixa escolaridade com perfil socioeconômico homogêneo.

Métodos:

O programa implementado abordou várias dimensões, incluindo sessões diárias de orientação, sessões de estimulação cognitiva duas vezes por semana, seguidas de sessões de atividade motora, e sessões estruturadas que foram conduzidas a cada duas semanas. A avaliação cognitiva foi conduzida antes e depois da implementação do programa.

Resultados:

Os resultados são discutidos levando em consideração desfechos cognitivos e não-cognitivos e as especificidades da intervenção de base comunitária.

Conclusão:

Concluiu-se que a intervenção com base na comunidade será vital para a prevenção das demências.

Palavras-chave
idoso baixa educação; comunidade; estimulação neuropsicológica; demência

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    Apr-Jun 2014

History

  • Received
    20 Feb 2014
  • Accepted
    28 Apr 2014
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