Memory Awareness and Depression in Japanese Geriatric Nursing Facility Residents and Daycare Users Satoshi Ide 1 , Nobuyuki Mori 1 1School of Nursing and Social Services, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido Keyword: メタ記憶 , 抑うつ感 , 認知機能 , 老人保健施設 , デイケア , metamemory , depression , cognitive function , nursing home , day-care pp.19-29
Published Date 2001/11/1
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 This study compared metamemory, depression and cognitive function of Japanese geriatric nursing facility residents(n = 117, M = 83.1 ± 6.17 y.o.)and daycare attendees(n = 85, M = 78.9 ± 6.32 y.o.). In face-to-face interviews, participants were administered the Mini Mental State Exam, Geriatric Depression Scale, Health Scale, and the Metamemory in Adulthood Questionnaire. The findings indicated that the memory complaints among Japanese elders vary by living arrangement. The memory complaints are usually incongruous with objective evaluation; however, the findings also indicated that the self-evaluation memory among Japanese elders was consistent in them. The results were suggesting that different approaches for Japanese elders based on their age, the level of depression and the type of living arrangement were important in order to provide appropriate program for maintaining and improving their memory.

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