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One-year progress about group recreation program involving elderly people with dementia Gaku Hasegawa 1 1Hagane Hospital Keyword: 痴呆老人 , 集団 , レクリエーション , Elderly people with dementia , Group , Recreation pp.55-63
Published Date 2004/2/15
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 This research considers of the following process :

 The author will discuss the importance of formation and effect and/or limitation of approaches for body functions in the case of a group recreation program involving elderly people with dementia in the hospital. The formation of group recreation included U character, circular and square formation. In U character formation, participants performed games in the center of the recreation room. This scenesetting is meant to be observed by the other patients.

 In circular formation, staff limited the number of participants to fifteen, and then elicited communality. On the other hand, in square formation, the author was concerned with face-to-face activity and communication with the participants who had severe dementia, and managed to pull out, from participants, rich expressions and oral communication. In spite of our efforts to approach and improve participants' body function, we found it much more difficult to elicit physical ability in a grouprecreation situation, at least with regard to ADL improvements.

 Our next task will involve cooperation with a ward staff.


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電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会

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