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Dialog System Using Multimedia Techniques for the Elderly with Dementia

  • Kim, Sung-Ill;Chung, Hyun-Yeol
    • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea
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    • v.21 no.4E
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    • pp.170-177
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    • 2002
  • The goal of the present research is to improve a quality of life of the elderly with a dementia. In this paper, it is realized by developing the dialog system that is controlled by three kinds of modules such as speech recognition engine, graphical agent, or database classified by a nursing schedule. The system was evaluated in an actual environment of a nursing facility by introducing it to an older male patient with dementia. The comparison study between dialog system and professional caregivers was then carried out at nursing home for 5 days in each case. The evaluation results showed that the dialog system was more responsive in catering to needs of dementia patient than professional caregivers. Moreover, the proposed system led the patient to talk more than caregivers did.

A Case Report of Dementia with Lewy bodies (루이소체 치매 환자 1례)

  • Ko, Jae-Sang;Hwang, Jeong-Hyun;Kim, Seung-Hyeon;Koo, Byung-Soo
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.157-168
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    • 2011
  • Objectives : In this case report, we will present a patient with dementia with Lewy bodies improved by application of oriental medical treatments. Methods : A 82 year-old female patient has been suffered by dementia with Lewy bodies for 7~8 years. We treated the patient with Herbal medication and acupuncture. The effects of treatment were measured by MMSE-K (Mini-Mental State Examination-K). Results : As a result of oriental treatments, the quality of sleep was improved, also the level of cognition was improved. Conclusions : These results suggest that oriental treatments have an effect on Dementia with Lewy bodies.

A Case Report of Secondary Dementia Patient Caused by Diffuse Axonal Injury (미만성 축삭 손상으로 유발된 속발성 치매 환자 1례에 대한 증례 보고)

  • Song, Chang-Hoon;Jeong, Jong-Jin;Oh, Sung-Won;Kim, Soo-Yeon;Lee, Sang-Min;Jung, Myong-Suk;Baek, Tae-Hyun;Lee, Seul-Hee
    • The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine
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    • v.28 no.3
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    • pp.645-654
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    • 2007
  • The purpose of this study is to present a case of secondary dementia caused by diffuse axonal injury. We diagnosed this patient with diffuse axonal injury by using brain computerized tomography(CT) and magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), and also diagnosed secondary dementia based on DSM-IV. To evaluate prognosis of the patient, we used K-DRS(Korean-Dementia Rating Scale) and gave him a written test. As a result of treating this patient with oriental medicine, the K-DRS score increased and the overall clinical symptoms improved. In oriental medicine, case studies of diffuse axonal injury are yet insufficient, hence more clinical studies and researches will be needed.

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Smart Service Model for Dementia Patients in Android Platform (안드로이드 플랫폼에서 치매환자를 위한 스마트 서비스 모델)

  • Cho, Young-bok;Woo, Sung-Hee;Lee, Sang-Ho;Lee, Young-Sung
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Information and Commucation Sciences Conference
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    • pp.711-714
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    • 2014
  • Recently, the our country has a geriatric dementia patients with poor social welfare policies for the State because it's got a patient exodus and disappearance increases and can cause serious problems socially. The dissemination and the development of communication technologies and smart devices with mobile applications in the diagnosis of dementia through mobile devices and applications, interactions, the Inspector, on behalf of the dementia self-diagnostics, with the possibility of that feature will be able to meet. Therefore, the dissemination of the use of the EEG analysis of patient in the hatch every smart phones use the law hatch proposes a service model for every patient. Proposed dissertation smart service model on the Android platform and identify the symptoms of dementia patients around as a reminder to the patient can be easily managed.

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Study on Family Caregiving Burden Scale of Dementia-Korea(FCBSD-K) (치매환자 가족부담감의 한국형 도구개발)

  • Cho, Nam Ok
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.12 no.4
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    • pp.629-640
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    • 2000
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the scale to measure dementia patient's caregiver burden of Korea. In the first phase of the study, 15 caregivers of dementia patients were interviewed to provide narrative data from which items were developed. Initially 65 items were generated from the interview data of 15 caregivers. Content validity was judged by two separate panels of experts with 27 professionals and 30 family caregivers. These items were analyzed through the Index of Content Validity and 33 items were selected which met .80 or more of the CVI. This preliminary FCBSD-K was tested with 207 adult caregivers for reliability and construct validity including item analysis and orthogonal(Varimax) factor analysis. Eight items were deleted because of high or low item-item correlation. The result of the second factor analysis produced six factors that coincided with the conceptual framework posed for the scale developed. The six factors were labeled as 'physio social factor' 'emotional factor' 'family cultural factor' 'role obligation' 'guilt feeling' and 'financial & supportive system factor'. The alpha coefficient relating to internal consistency was .9264 for reliability. In conclusion, cultural factor is related to dementia patient's caregiver burden and FCBSD-K was useful in assessing the dementia patient's caregiver burden in Korea.

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A Case Report on Neurogenic bladder by Frontotemporal dementia Treated with Yanggyuksanhwa-tang (소양인(少陽人) 상소증(上消證)으로 진단한 배뇨장애를 호소하는 신경인성 방광 남환 1례)

  • Oh, Ji-Won;Kang, Min-Su;Yang, Sung-Pil;Lee, Eui-Ju
    • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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    • v.30 no.3
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    • pp.95-103
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    • 2018
  • Objective The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Yanggyuksanhwa-tang on Neurogenic bladder by Frontotemporal dementia in a 65-year-old male patient. Method Patient was treated with Yanggyuksanhwa-tang. Patient's symptom was assessed Total Frequency of urination, Frequency of nocturia, single voided volume. The treatment was executed three times everyday from March, 21th to March 29th of 2018. Patient was observed from March, 20th to March, 30th. Results During 8 days of Yanggyuksanhwa-tang, patient's symptoms were evaluated by Total Frequency of urination, Frequency of nocturia, single voided volume. After the treatment, Total Frequency of urination, Frequency of nocturia decreased. Single voided volume increased. Conclusion The results suggest that Yanggyuksanhwa-tang can be a valuable option in treating Neurogenic bladder by Frontotemporal dementia.

A Case Report of Multi-Infarct Dementia(MID) treated by scalp acupuncture (두침을 이용한 다발 경색성 치매 치험 1례)

  • Hwang, Jung-Su;Ahn, Young-Min;Kim, Hyeong-Seok;Jang, Hae-Young;Park, Hee-Soo;Kang, Hyun-Min
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.237-243
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    • 2006
  • Dementia is a syndrome characterized by a decline in multiple fields of cognitive domains. One of etiology of dementia is cerebrovascular disease. This is a case of multi-infarct dementia(MID) patient with functional mental disorders. The patient was treated with scalp acupuncture. After treatment, improvement was seen in cognitive domains.

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A Study on the Architectural Planning of the Ward and Patient Room Unit of the Health Care Facilities for the People with Dementia (치매전문요양병원의 병동 몇 병실 유니트에 관한 건축계획적 연구)

  • Kang, Ji Won;Park, Jae Seung
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.4 no.6
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    • pp.37-47
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    • 1998
  • In Korea, it is urgently required to develop the health care facilities and services for People with dementia. The progression of dementia is associated with a gradual decline in functional, cognitive, emotional, and social abilities. Therefore, architectural design for People elderly with dementia should be focused to maintain and preserve this abilities. This study aims to derive the design guidelines of the ward and patient roon unit planning to maintain this abilities in the health care facilities for People with dementia. For this, investigation and analysis through the case studies of domestic and foreign facilities and P.O.E of domestic facilities were performed.

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Monitoring Service Model of Dementia Patients (치매환자의 모니터링 서비스 모델 연구)

  • Cho, Young-bok;Woo, Sung-Hee;Lee, Young-Sung
    • Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Information and Commucation Sciences Conference
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    • pp.648-651
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    • 2014
  • In this paper, we introduce the trends in age-related health care services for dementia research due to the rapid aging society. In Korea, the current increase in dementia patients and the disappearance of runaway because social welfare policy is insufficient state and requires a lot of effort in order to protect the patient's guardian. Therefore, In this paper, we propose the need for a monitoring service for dementia patients. The attachment by the wearable sensor and monitor the mobility of the patient causes the protector as possible to trace the location of the patient to monitor the safety of the patient standing with the system provides.

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Research on the Effects of the Dementia Prevention Program on the Retired Seniors in the Industrial Age (산업화 시대 퇴직 노인을 위한 치매예방프로그램의 효과에 관한 연구)

  • Son, Yun-Hee;Park, Ji-On;Hwang, Hyun-Sook
    • The Journal of the Korea institute of electronic communication sciences
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    • v.8 no.10
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    • pp.1601-1608
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    • 2013
  • The medical world has predicted that in 2020, the numbers of senile dementia patients in Korea will be more than 600,000. Currently, the distributions of dementia patients according to ages are 3% in the 70s, 23% between 85-89 years, and 58% over 95 years; further, it should be noted that the incidence rates sharply increase with age. Dementia, dubbed "disease of the 21st century", affects not only the patient but also the lives of the patient's family, decreases the family's quality of life, and sometimes accompanies enough burden and pain to destroy some families, and it is sometimes noted to cause significant problems in the society. This study was conducted at a dementia prevention center at a university by enrolling senior patients participating in the dementia prevention center program. The study aimed to actively develop dementia prevention programs and train specialized workforce for dementia prevention.