タナカ マサヒロ   TANAKA, Masahiro
  田中 将裕
健康科学部 リハビリテーション学科
助教
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2014/03
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読あり
標題 Effects of Environmental Stimulation on Recognition of Mealtimes in Patients with Dementia
執筆形態 共同
掲載誌名 Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 32(2),pp.112-122
著者・共著者 Masahiro Tanaka, Minoru Hoshiyama
概要 Aims: The effects of the environmental setting with passive visual and auditory stimulation on the recognition of lunchtime were investigated in 20 elderly with dementia in a care facility.
Methods: Visual and auditory stimulation, comprising a tablecloth with a vase of flowers on the table and background music was provided
in the usual environment at lunch.
Results: The recognition of lunchtime significantly improved with the stimulation, more with audio-visual stimulation than with visual stimulation
alone. The effects on the memory of lunch were lost 1 hr after lunch or at other meals.
Conclusions: We considered that the environmental stimulation facilitated their cognitive function, possibly via an implicit memory of lunch, but there was no effect on the memory of the lunch.