The effectivity of brain gym and memory games therapy for improving cognitive function in elderly people with dementia

Maulana Arif Murtadho, Elida Ulfiana, Setho Hadi Suyatmana

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Background: The aging process impacts cognitive impairment can cause dementia. Elderly with dementia will experience a disruption in daily activities. Dementia leads to spatial disorientation (indoor), resulting in the tendency of wandering and lost. Precautions are needed to impede the negative impact of dementia, such as an activity that can enhance the cognitive ability of elders. Brain Gym and therapeutic memory games can become a way to reduce dementia’s effect because they can stimulate the memory and cognitive ability of elders. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of therapy Brain Gym and memory games against cognitive therapy elderly with dementia Method: This study is comparative study using sample of 16 people. The sampling technique used was total sampling. The independent variables in this study were the Brain Gym and therapeutic intervention of Memory Games. The dependent variable in this study was the cognitive function of the elderly. The instruments for this research used MMSE form and statistical tests Paired-Samples T-Test and Independent Samples T-Test. Result: The results showed the value of the cognitive function in the intervention group therapy Memory Brain Gym and Games with the result that significant p = 1.000 p> 0.05, which means there was no difference effectiveness of an increase in cognitive function after being trained Brain Gym and therapeutic Memory Games. Both of them can improve the cognitive function of the elderly with dementia. Conclusion: Brain Gym and therapeutic Memory Games equally improve cognitive function in older adults with dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1428-1433
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Brain Gym
  • Cognitive function of elderly
  • Dementia
  • Therapy Memory Games


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