International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

ISSN: 2376-0281

Open Access

Current Issue

Volume 7, Issue 2 (2020)

    Research Article Pages: 1 - 3

    Effectiveness of Music-Based Cognitive Exercises in Individuals with Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

    Jeba Chitra and Neeraja Deshmukh

    DOI: 0

    Abstract Purpose of the study: To determine the effectiveness of music-based cognitive exercises on cognition in individuals with dementia. Methods: Twenty-four subjects (9 males and 15 female) above 60 years were screened for Dementia by Mini- Mental State Examination Scale and randomized into two groups. Group A received music-based cognitive exercises whereas Group B received only cognitive exercises. Treatment was given for 20 minutes, 5 days per week for 4 weeks. The outcome measure used in this study was Six- Item Cognitive Impairment Scale (6-CIT). Result: Both the groups in this study showed normal distribution on the basis of demographic data. There was significant improvement noted on the scores of Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test both within the group and between the groups. But the music based cognitive exercise group showed more improvement in the Six- Item Cognitive Impairment Scale score than the other group. Conclusion: Music-based cognitive exercises were effective in improving cognition in individuals with mild to moderate dementia.

    Case Report Pages: 0 - 0

    Added Effect of Aquatic Therapy on Functional Performance in Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Level: A Case Study

    Dipti Patil and Prajakta Dingle

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a traumatic event that is debilitating and results in permanent motor and sensory deficits. The severity and degree of permanence of the motor and/or sensory deficits is dependent upon the location and extent of damage to the spinal cord tissue. This case report describes an aquatic therapy program and the outcome for 19-year-old male with incomplete spinal cord injury. Self-care, functional mobility and walking parameters examined using American Spinal Cord Injury Association (ASIA), Spinal Cord Independence Measures (SCIM) and Walking Index Spinal Cord Injury (WISCI). The patient received aquatic therapy thrice in a week for one-hour session, for 6 weeks. The intervention included aquatic activities designed to improve gross motor skills for self-care, functional mobility and gait parameters. Spinal cord independence measure score improved from 32 to 43. Patient showed drastic improvement in Walking Index, where he was able to walk 10 meters in walking frame with no orthosis and no assistance. The outcomes of this case report demonstrate the successful improvement of self-care, functional mobility and walking parameters in 19-year-old patient with SCI. The study provides clinical information for therapists utilizing aquatic therapy as a modality for Spinal Cord Injury patients.

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