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stimulation

 [stim″u-la´shun]
the act or process of stimulating; the condition of being stimulated; see also promotion and enhancement.
cognitive stimulation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of awareness and comprehension of surroundings by utilization of planned stimuli.
cutaneous stimulation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as stimulation of the skin and underlying tissues for the purpose of decreasing undesirable signs and symptoms such as pain, muscle spasm, or inflammation.
deep brain stimulation (DBS) patient-controlled, continuous, high-frequency electrical stimulation of a specific area of the brain by means of an implanted electrode, which is controlled by a battery implanted just below the clavicle. The electrical signals block those signals from the brain causing tremors and some other related problems such as occur in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.
stimulation/nurturance in the omaha system, activities that promote healthy physical and emotional development.
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (transcutaneous neural stimulation) see transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

cognitive stimulation

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as promotion of awareness and comprehension of surroundings by utilization of planned stimuli. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

cognitive stimulation

A treatment for patients with mild dementia, in which patients are exposed to and tasked with mentally challenging exercises to improve their ability to think and interact effectively with their environment and with other people. It is used as an adjunct to medical therapy, often in a recreational setting, to make the activity fun and socially engaging. Synonym: psychostimulation
See also: stimulation
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Among the five parenting behaviors, at-home linguistic and cognitive stimulation were associated with significant increases in Bayley MDI scores ([[beta].
The Dakim [m]Power is the result of eight years of development in consultation with top senior care providers and brain health researchers, inspired by studies indicating that regular cognitive stimulation can help fight memory loss and related ailments.
As part of the HOME series of instruments, the NLSY provides a subscale of cognitive stimulation (CHRR, 2000).
Interestingly, when the biological father is living with the mother and child, mothers provide more cognitive stimulation to their toddlers, but it is the fathers in only these families who really add something more to their children's early environments," added Cook.
We found the better the cognitive stimulation, the thinner the cortex.
In addition, approaches such as cognitive stimulation and physical exercise can improve cognitive function, mood and behaviour symptoms of people with dementia.
She noted evidence that cognitive stimulation with medication might be more effective than medication alone (Dement.
Families who can't be home during the day can take advantage of day-care programs, which also provide valuable cognitive stimulation.
Preventative measures, such as exercise, cognitive stimulation and socialization, and diet, are preceded by a discussion of causes of accelerated brain aging and other factors.
Her research revealed that when there are low levels of aggravation, high levels of nurturing can somewhat mitigate the negative effects of low cognitive stimulation on children's development.
It is part of the MAPT (Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial) study whose main objectives are to assess, over 3 years, the comparative efficacy of a pharmacological intervention (omega-3 fatty acid supplement), a "multidomain" intervention (nutrition, physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, and social activities), or their association on the evolution of the cognitive functions in frail individuals aged 70 or more.
They provide an overview of cognition and memory, MCI, and Alzheimer's dementia, and describe assessment, including the role of speech-language pathologists; the rationale for intervention; cognitive stimulation programming for MCI; direct interventions; and indirect interventions for Alzheimer's.

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