The Effects of Memory Rehabilitation in Patients with Vascular Dementia

Shuang WANG, Hong-Jun ZHANG, Li-Huan LIU, Li-Ya A, Chun-Li MEI


This study is mainly to use memory nursing rehabilitation training method to
intervene vascular dementia patients, observe the changes of memory function of patients, and find evidence of evidence-based medicine for the effectiveness of memory training rehabilitation nursing intervention vascular dementia. The patients were divided into the experimental group and the control group based on the selection of the patient and the families, 20 cases in each group. The control group was given routine treatment, the experimental group also performed rehabilitation treatment for the patient’s memory except routine treatment, including association method, recitation method, decompose - association method, reminder method, memory technique and other memory training. The specific operation methods include visual memory, map work, and block arrangement of colored blocks, memory treatment and so on. The training once per day, 60 minutes every time for a month, two groups of patients use
hasegawa dementia scale (HDS), wechsler memory scale (WMS) for quality evaluation, and use Paired t test compare the memory differences between the two groups. The average score of HDS scale between experimental and control group were 26.18±3.92 and 18.16±3.11 after the intervention, respectively. The average score of WMS scale between two groups were 84.16±5.15 and 62.13±4.12 after the intervention, respectively. The memory rehabilitation
training could help improve the memory of vascular dementia.


Vascular dementia, Memory function; Rehabilitation


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