EFFECTS OF BRAIN AGE TO INCREASE COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ELDERLY

Achdiat Agoes, Retno Lestari, Saifullah Alfaruqi
  MNJ, pp. 63-69  

Abstract


Background. Among the elderly cognitive impairment is the biggest cause of the inability to perform normal daily activities, and also the most common reasons that lead to dependence on others to take care of their self. The concept of cognitive (from Latin cognosere, to know or to recognize) refers to the ability process information, applying knowledge, and change the trend. cognitive function of the elderly can be optimized through a variety of ways, one of that way is the brain training game (Brain Age). The game was created specifically to train the cognitive function of elderly.
Objective. We determine the effect of brain training game (Brain Age) to the improvement of cognitive function in the elderly in Malang.
Methods. The design study is Quasi-experimental pretest-posttest approach, the treatment and control groups, and the sampling is done with purposive sampling to obtain the 20 respondents. Data collection instrument in this study are in general cognitive tests by using a measuring instrument MMSE.
Results. Mann-Whitney test showed p value 0.000 <α 0.05.
Conclusion. The conclusion from this study is that there is the effect of therapy brain training game (Brain Age) on increasing cognitive function of elderly in Malang.

Keywords


Brain Age; brain training game; cognitive; elderly

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