Complementary Interventions on Patients With Dementia: Comparative and Longitudinal Research

The Health Effects of Cognitive Stimulation, Reminiscence, and Aroma-massage Complementary Interventions on Different Behavior Patterns of Patients With Dementia: Comparative and Longitudinal Research

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: National Cheng-Kung University Hospital

Collaborator: National Science Council, Taiwan

Source National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
Brief Summary

Cognitive function, behavioral and psychological symptoms, and quality of life will improve after administration of cognitive stimulation therapy, reminiscence therapy, and aroma-massage therapy in patients with dementia.

Detailed Description

This study will base on the pattern of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, to verify and compare the effectiveness of the three non-pharmacological complementary interventions, cognitive stimulation therapy, reminiscence therapy, and aroma-massage therapy on patients' cognitive function, behavior and psychological symptoms, and quality of life.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date January 2014
Completion Date July 2015
Primary Completion Date July 2015
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia 2 years
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
quality of life 2 years
Enrollment 120
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: Reminiscence

Description: The 10 session topics include "Happy to seeing you", "Childhood stories", "Food flavor", "Our old songs", "Festival", "My family", "My Carrier", "Unforgettable events", "My home", and "My award". small group intervention (8-12 per group), expected total number of group is 5.

Arm Group Label: Cognitive stimulation

Other Name: Reminiscence complementary therapy

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: Cognitive stimulation

Description: The 10 session topics include "psycial activities", "sound", "face", "food", "word association", "number and games", "being creative", "categorizing objects", "orientation", and "team qiuz". small group intervention (8-12 per group), total number of group is 5.

Arm Group Label: Aroma-massage

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: Aroma-massage

Description: Researcher will conduct hand and arm massage to a patient, once a week, each time session for 30 mins with natural tested and safe aroma-essential oil.

Arm Group Label: reminiscence

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- been diagnosed with dementia (all stages) or MMSE below 23 for high school educated and 17 for less than high school education

- able to communicate verbally or nonverbally

- able to understand short sentences

- can sit for at least 50 mins.

Exclusion Criteria:

- no hospitalization within the past two weeks

- not under severe acute illness

- no psychiatric disorders.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 65 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Jing-Jy Wang, PhD Principal Investigator National Cheng Kung University
Location
Facility: National Cheng Kung University Dementia center
Location Countries

Taiwan

Verification Date

February 2016

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
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Number Of Arms 4
Arm Group

Label: Cognitive stimulation

Type: Experimental

Description: One cognitive stimulation session per week for a continuous 10 weeks, each session contains 50 minutes, totally 10 session topics related to cognitive stimulation.

Label: Aroma-massage

Type: Experimental

Description: One hand and shoulder massage session per week for a continuous 10 weeks, each session contains 30 minutes, totally 10 session massage.

Label: reminiscence

Type: Experimental

Description: One reminiscence session per week for a continuous 10 weeks, each session contains 50 minutes, totally 10 session topics related to reminiscence.

Label: Control

Type: No Intervention

Description: Control group remain regular activities

Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Masking: Single (Care Provider)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov