The Journal of Korean Society of Community-Based Occupational Therapy Vol.6 No.1 pp.33-39
The Effect of Memorial Strategy Program on Memory in the Elderly
Key Words : Elderly,Memory,Memorial strategy program
Objective : The cognitive rehabilitation were necessary for the elderly has generally decreased memory in order to recovery and maintain. This study showed that effect of memorial strategy program on memory in the elderly. Methods : 20 elderly who has used seniors welfare center in Busan was divided into an experimental group and control group. The control group used program of seniors welfare center, the experimental group participated memorial strategy program twice a week, total of 8 times. We used contextural memory test(CMT) to compared before and after. Results : Immediate recall and delayed recall were no statistically significant difference(p>.05) in both experimental group and control group when compared before and after. But there was statistically significant difference(p<.05) in a experimental group after memorial strategy program. Conclusion : This study shown that memorial strategy program help memory improve in the elderly. Many programs for memory improve in the elderly expect that prevent dementia or mild cognitive impairment.