Efficacy of Simulated Presence Therapy using a family video-letter on verbally disruptive behaviors: A case of an elderly patient with dementia Hiroyuki Tanaka 1,2 , Yuma Nagata 1,3 , Daiki Ishimaru 1,3 , Ryota Koshiro 1 , Takashi Nishikawa 2 1Medical Corporation Seifuen Imai Hospital 2Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation 3Students at Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation Keyword: 認知症 , BPSD , (非薬物療法) , (SPT:擬似的再現療法) , Dementia , Behavioral and Psychology Symptoms of Dementia , Non-pharmacological therapy , Simulated Presence Therapy pp.223-229
Published Date 2017/4/15
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 Verbally disruptive behaviors (VDB) refer to inappropriate and repeated vocal behaviors in patients with dementia. VDB cause deterioration in the well-being of both the patient and caregiver. Simulated Presence Therapy (SPT) is a non-pharmacological therapy that is used to treat patients with VDB. SPT stimulates feelings in patients with dementia by replicating a pseudo family member through audio- and videotapes, and providing them with comfort. In this study, we performed SPT and musical stimulation by giving a video-letter to a patient with dementia from a convalescent rehabilitation ward. The results indicate that VDB were lower both during and after SPT compared with the pre-SPT period. We concluded that SPT with the video-letter stimulated the patient's feelings more than the music stimulation, although both audio and visual stimuli were present and met the patient's psychological needs. This may have encouraged the patient to recall invaluable memories of her family.

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