EFFECT OF COGNITIVE REHABILITATION ON COGNITION AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS IN OLDER ADULTS WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
Background: Cognitive Impairment is condition when a person has trouble remembering things or familiar peoples, learning new things, concentrating on their everyday tasks or making decisions about their everyday life. Cognitive impairment leads to greater difficulty to perform Activities of daily living (ADLs).
Methods: Thirty older adult individuals where selected with the age group 61-80 years. The selected population were screened for cognitive impairment by Mini-Mental State Examination. The selected population was treated by giving cognitive exercises. The treatment was given for 20 minutes, 5 days per week for 4 consecutive weeks. The outcomes measures used in the study was Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Scale (6-CIT) and Functional Status Questionnaire (FSQ).
Result: There was significant improvement noted in the scores of Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Scale and Functional Status Questionnaire.
Conclusion: Study concludes that Cognitive Rehabilitation is effective in improving cognition and functional status in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Keywords:Functional Status Questionnaire, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Exercises, 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Scale, Older Adults, Cognition
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