Usefulness of sunbathing for patients with BPSD Yuki Eguchi 1 , Kenichiro Fukuda 1 , Hironori Hayashida 1 , Goro Tanaka 2 1Medical Corporation Eiju-Kai, Shinjuen Clinic 2Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Nagasaki University Keyword: 認知症 , (日光浴) , (BPSD) , Dementia , Sunbathing , BPSD pp.576-581
Published Date 2013/12/15
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 In the present study, we implemented sunbathing for two patients with marked behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) who were admitted to the dementia ward of our hospital. In order to investigate the effects of sunbathing on BPSD, an increased amount of sunbathing was implemented during activities, and assessments were made using the Nursing Home Behavior Problem Scale (NHBPS). Comparison of scores on the NHBPS before and after intervention showed a significant decrease in BPSD following increased implementation of sunbathing.

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