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The Effect of Reminiscence Group on the Cognitive Status of Elders
Gholbahar Akhondzadeh , Shams-ol-molok Jalal manesh, Mohammad Fesharaki, Hamid Hojati
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Background: Aging is not a disease but a personal– social experience, a critical and crucial process of human development and is considered as a natural process in life.Cognitivedisordersofagingarea common problem which can be accounted for a very wide spectrum of aging disorders. This study was performed to examine the effectiveness of reminiscence groups on the elders’, cognitive status.

Methods: This was a quasi- experimental study of time- series type. 45 elder people referring to day centers in Golestan Province were chosen using the available method and then were randomly divided into four groups which participated in 8 (1- 1. 5h) reminiscence sessions. Using a questionnaire, cognitive status of elders’ was evaluated before and after intervention.  Dataanalysiswas performedusing spss v.14.

Results: The mean of the cognitive status, 24± 2 before the intervention and 25± 2   after intervention, showed a significant difference (P< 0.01). Using the information stated in the questionnaire, significant differences were observed in the cognitive status of the obtained results before and after the intervention (P< 0.01).

Conclusions: According to theresults, it can be said that reminiscence can improve the cognitive status of the elders’. Therefore, this effective, efficient, inexpensive and applicable therapy can be used in taking care of the elders’ or in the prevention of amnesia in them in care centers or at home.

Key words: reminiscence, group, cognitive status, elders

Keywords: reminiscence, group, cognitive status, elders
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Type of Study: article | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/06/1 | Accepted: 2014/06/1 | Published: 2014/06/1

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