PENGARUH SENAM OTAK TERHADAP FUNGSI KOGNITIF PADA LANSIA DENGAN DEMENSIA DI PANTI SOSIAL TRESNA WERDHA SABAI NAN ALUIH SICINCIN PADANG PARIAMAN
Based on PSTW data from 110 elderly 25% of them suffer from dementia. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of giving brain exercise on cognitive function in the elderly with dementia at PSTW Sabai Nan Aluih Sicincin Padang Pariaman in 2021. This type of research is a Quasy Experiment with a One Group Pretest- Postest design which was carried out at the Tresna Werdha Sabai Nan Aluih Sicincin Panti Sosial, Padang Pariaman from April to November. The population in this study was 28 elderly people who had decreased cognitive function with dementia. Data processing through computerization through univariate analysis and bivariate analysis using T-test with 95% confidence level = 0.05. The results showed that the average value of cognitive function before brain exercise in the morning group was 15.20 with a standard deviation of 2.280 and in the afternoon group 15.00 with a standard deviation of 2.915. And the average cognitive function after the morning brain exercise was 23.80 with a standard deviation of 2.864 and in the afternoon group 17.20 with a standard deviation of 3.493. The T-Test statistic test found that there was an effect of brain exercise on cognitive function after brain exercise was performed with a p-value of 0.00 in the morning and 0.004 in the afternoon. Through the leadership of PSTW Sabai Nan Auih Sicincin, Padang Pariaman can consider the results of this study and incorporate brain exercise into the health program.