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The Survey for Current State and Dognition of Activities of Daily Living in Dementia Patients- “Il-sang-ye-chan” Campaign

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Background: Disability of Activities of daily living (ADL) is the most important factor for care of dementia patients. So Korean Dementia Association has prepared the survey for current state and cognition of active daily living in Korean dementia patients. Methods: A total of 100 subjects were interviewed. Structured open and closed questions about ADL for dementia were asked. They are main caregivers of dementia patients who working over 5hours per day. Assessments included age, sex, education level, economic status, severity of dementia patients, pattern of the care-giving, current state and cognition of ADL, and needs of the caregivers. Results: The cognition of ADL was very low (51%) and this is correlated with economic status. Increasing of care-giving time is the most stressful for caregivers, they frequently suffered from disability of outgoing and personal hygiene. Dementia patient’s ADL disability causes serious economic losses, need of the caregivers about guide lines or education program was very high. Conclusions: Considering these results, we should design more detailed study about dementia patient’s ADL disability and prepare guide line or program for it

Topics: Activities of daily living, Dementia, Caregiver
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Year: 2013
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