Author: Spildooren J1, Speetjens I2, Abrahams J3, Feys P2, Timmermans A2
1Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, REVAL Rehabilitation Research Center, BIOMED Biomedical Research Institute, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building A, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium. Joke.firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, REVAL Rehabilitation Research Center, BIOMED Biomedical Research Institute, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Building A, 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
3Zorggroep Begralim, Demerstraat 80, 3500, Hasselt, Belgium.
Conference/Journal: Aging Clin Exp Res.
Date published: 2018 Apr 28
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.1007/s40520-018-0954-5. [Epub ahead of print] , Word Count: 163
BACKGROUND: Motivation towards an exercise program is higher in a small group setting in comparison to individual therapy. Due to attentional problems, group exercises are difficult for people with Alzheimer disease (AD). This study evaluates the feasibility of a music-supported video-based group exercise program in older adults suffering from AD.
METHODS: Five participants with moderate AD were recruited from a nursing home. A progressive physical exercise program using a video-based training with musical accompaniment was performed and digitally recorded to investigate the adherence and performed accuracy of the exercises.
RESULTS: The overall participation during the exercises was 84.1%. The quality of the performance was for all exercises above the cut-off scores.
CONCLUSION: A music-supported video-based group exercise program is feasible in persons with AD. The participants were motivated and the expectations towards the program increased over time. Music seemed an important factor for attention in participants with AD.
KEYWORDS: Alzheimer disease; Group therapy; Music; Nursing home; Video-based exercise
PMID: 29705888 DOI: 10.1007/s40520-018-0954-5