Day services may help improve cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients

Day services may help improve cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients

Download PDF Copy Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. May 7 2020 Day services—programs designed to provide stimulation in a safe environment during the day for adults with physical and mental impairments—may help improve the cognitive function of adults with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Psychogeriatrics . The study included 161 adults with Alzheimer's disease in Japan who were divided into two groups according to whether they started use of day services or not. Participants' cognitive function was assessed with what's known as the Mini-Mental State Examination. The exam includes tests of orientation, attention, memory, language, and visual-spatial skills. We found a significant improvement over six months in the Mini-Mental State Examination scores of day service users, reflecting improved cognitive function," Yasuyuki Honjo, MD, PhD, Study Lead Author, Kyoto Miniren Asukai Hospital, Japan Wiley Journal reference: Honjo, Y., et al . (2020) Use of day services improved cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Psychogeriatrics. doi.



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