Applied Gerontology
Online ISSN : 2759-4556
Print ISSN : 1882-6245
ISSN-L : 1882-6245
A study on the influence of dual-task training for elderly people with dementia
Tadatoshi InoueAkiko TakaishiKenji KamijoMisako NotoAkihiro SuzukiHiroki KadowakiTakashi Nakamura
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2023 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 9-16


This study aimed to investigate the effects of a dual-task(DT)intervention on the cognitive function and activities of daily living in elderly people with dementia. A total of 40 elderly dementia patients who used a day-care service were given a single motor task for three months, following which a cognitive-motor DT was added. The results showed that the Mini-Mental State Examination(MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale(GDS), and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Index of Competence(TMIG-IC)declined in the pre-post comparisons for the single motor task intervention. However, in comparison to the pre- and post-DT training, DT walking, Loco-Check, Fall Risk Index, MMSE, GDS, Barthel Index, and TMIG-IC improved. Our results suggest the effectiveness of a DT intervention in elderly people with dementia.

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