Fine Motor Skills and Cognitive Therapies Improve Alzheimer’s

In a study out of Korea, researchers went to look at combined fine motor skill and cognitive therapies on cognition, depression, and activities of daily living in elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They took 26 elderly patients living with Alzheimer’s and divided them into two groups. The control group they gave general medical care, while with the experimental group, they gave a combination of fine motor skill and cognitive therapy.

The fine motor skill activities included coloring, singing, matching picture cards, playing instruments, physically interactive games (ball toss, bowling and ring toss) and puzzles, chopsticks games, janggial football, and a fishing game for an hour, three times a week for twelve weeks.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26644663

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