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A therapeutic cooking program for older adults with dementia: Effects on agitation and apathy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Linda L. Buettner, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study describes a clinical trial of a recreational therapy cooking program for older adults with dementia and disturbing behaviors living in an assisted living center. After two weeks of daily participation, results indicated a significant improvement in levels of both passivity and agitation. Biographical data collection was useful in identifying the physiological changes that occurred during each session. Implications for service delivery are included.

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Publication
American Journal of Recreational Therapy, Fall, 23-33.
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Therapeutic cooking program, Agitation, Apathy, Dementia, Alzheimer's disease