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The Effect of the Lifestyle Redesign Program on the Quality of Life of Elderlies With Dementia

Kim Hyeong Min 1 Lee Jaeshin 2 Byoungjin Jeon 3

1대구대학교
2건양대학교
3강원대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objective : The present study aimed to determine the effect of a lifestyle redesign program whose theoretical basiswas successful aging research, i.e., the USC Well Elderly Research Study, on elderly people with dementia andtheir quality of life. Methods : The subjects included ten elderly patients with dementia who underwent a lifestyle redesign program overa period of thirteen weeks. Before the program was initiated, a preliminary test was conducted over a period ofone week using the Occupational Questionnaire (OQ) and Geriatric Quality of Life-Dementia (GQOL-D). Apost-test was performed for one week upon completion of the eleven-week program. Results : After the lifestyle redesign program was applied, the quality of life as well as the rest and sleeping areasof the elderly people with dementia improved significantly. Furthermore, after the program was applied,instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), leisure, rest and sleeping areas improved significantly based on theanalysis results of the CDR grade. Conclusion : The lifestyle redesign program reduced the time spent resting and sleeping for elderly people withdementia, and increased the productive activity times such as IADL and leisure, thereby improving their quality oflife.

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