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Abstract

Application of Rehabilitation Therapy in Elderly Patients with Alzheimer?s Disease

Author(s): T. SUN1 , L. YANG2 , Y. ZHANG3 , X. ZHANG3 , Y. HU1 , W. WANG4 , Y. SHE5 AND J. HOU6**
1Department of Neurology, Hainan Hospital of PLA General Hospital, 80th Jianglin Road, Haitang District, Sanya, Hainan Province, 572013, 2Department of Nursing, International Ward in the 2nd medical center of PLA General Hospital, 28th Fuxing Road, Haidian district, Beijing, 100853, 3Department of Neurology, The 1st Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, 28th Fuxing Road, Haidian district, Beijing, 100853,4Department of Rheumatology, Hainan Hospital of PLA General Hospital, 80th Jianglin Road, Haitang District, Sanya, Hainan Province, 572013, 5Department of Respiration, Hainan Hospital of PLA General Hospital, 80th Jianglin Road, Haitang District, Sanya, Hainan Province, 572013, 6Department of Nursing, PLA General Hospital, 28th Fuxing Road, Haidian district, Beijing, 100853, China

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Department of Nursing, PLA General Hospital, 28th Fuxing Road, Haidian district, Beijing, 100853, China, E-mail: [email protected]

In order to study the application of rehabilitation therapy in elderly patients with Alzheimer’ s disease, 80 elderly patients with Alzheimer’ s disease are selected as the research object. The patients are aged 65-85 years with an average age of 74.2 years old. The patients are randomly divided into two groups, 40 in each group. One group is treated by scraping, and the other group is treated by oral donepezil hydrochloride tablets. MMSE and ADL scores before and after treatment are used to determine the degree of rehabilitation. It is found that the two groups of treatment methods are effective, and curettage therapy and oral western medicine have no significant difference in the efficacy. The MMSE scores of patients are improved, and the ADL scores are decreased, which indicates that curettage without injury can be used instead of oral western medicine which has side effects on human body. Curettage therapy is a long-term effective rehabilitation treatment for patients, which can slow down the process of Alzheimer’ s disease and reduce the burden of patients and their families.

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