Effects of Occupation-Based Intervention for Older People with Mild Dementia in the Institution

Authors

  • Syamsul Anwar Sultan Ibrahim Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Akehsan Dahlan Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Zamir Che Daud Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2727

Abstract

Older people with dementia always experience the cognitive difficulties that are believed to impact their daily life significantly. However, information regarding occupation-based intervention toward older people with mild dementia in the institution is inconclusive. The results of this randomized controlled trial indicate a significant difference in cognitive functions, social relationship, and the quality of life. Participants in the experimental group improved significantly compared to the participants in the control group. Engagement in occupational activities should be encouraged to older people with mild dementia in institution to facilitate the cognitive functions, social relationship, and quality of life.

Keywords: older people; mild dementia; occupation-based; quality of life

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2727

Published

2021-03-27

How to Cite

Sultan Ibrahim , S. A. ., Dahlan, A. ., & Che Daud, A. Z. . (2021). Effects of Occupation-Based Intervention for Older People with Mild Dementia in the Institution. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 119-125. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2727

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