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AIM The aim of this study was to develop the Dementia Quality of Life Instrument-Japanese version (DQoL-Japanese Version). METHODS The subjects were 72 elderly patients, 19 men and 53 women (Vascular Dementia: 66, Senile dementia Alzheimer type 6) using day care and day services who had obtained approval for participation in the investigation. The(More)
PURPOSE There are few longitudinal studies on the subjective quality of life for elderly persons living in their own homes. The purpose of this study was to clarify the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Dementia Quality of Life Scale (JDQoL) used in a follow-up survey as part of a longitudinal study in Japan. METHODS A baseline study(More)
The present study investigated the effectiveness of music therapy for dementia patients using endocrinological and behavioral evaluations. The study comprised 10 patients with senile dementia who received music therapy; six had Alzheimer's dementia and four had vascular dementia. Music therapy was performed twice a week for 8 consecutive weeks (16(More)
AIM Dementia Care Mapping is a behavior evaluation tool that can be used to measure and improve the quality of life of elderly patients with dementia. However, the reliability and validity of the Dementia Care Mapping-Japanese version (DCM-J) has not yet been established. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to clarify the reliability and validity of(More)
PURPOSE Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an observation and evaluation technique intended to improve the quality of care for elderly people with dementia, based on aims of person-centered care. The purpose of this study was to clarify that well-being and ill-being (WIB) levels affects the behavior category code (BCC) in long-term care insurance facilities. (More)
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