PhD in Health Sciences.
Professor of Gerontological Nursing
Nara Medical University
Address：840 Shijo, Kashihara, Nara JAPAN
Research focuses on verifying the effectiveness of efforts to prevent dementia.
In the intervention, music therapy, rhythm exercise, sandplay of miniature garden and brain training task are combined. We are amazed at the potential of the elderly. We are re-recognize the valuable life of the elderly every day. We want to show the value and potentiality of a wonderful elderly by research.
Our clinical trial information can be viewed：https://upload.umin.ac.jp/cgi-open-bin/ctr/ctr_view.cgi?recptno=R000028956 https://upload.umin.ac.jp/cgi-open-bin/ctr/ctr_view.cgi?recptno=R000033988
Our research results, has been published in the following: http://www.g-nursing.com/katsudou.php
Verification of The Effect of Cognitive Training by Dance
In this study, we have developed a rhythmic brain training methods to suit the music.
For this method, it has been verified lyrics accompanied with sound or rhythm are stored easily by the memory, but difficult to remember when without sound or rhythm. It was hypothesized that combining rhythmic music with repeated memory tasks would improve memory performance.
We also verified the correlation between the blood vessel age and athletic ability and cognitive function.
In conclusion, rhythmic brain training tailored to the music, was valid for both motor skills and cognitive function.