cognitive stimulation

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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.
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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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Due to all the above, cognitive stimulation is required, which is no more than a technique that helps the elderly to peak in their intellectual performance thanks the implementation of many disciplines, in order to improve their quality of life.
It is noteworthy that the elderly spontaneously chose cognitive stimulation workshops, make an application, and then are sent to carry out the functional capacity evaluation tests, and compliance with selection criteria for inclusion in the workshops.
* A theoretical model of cognitive stimulation, which is based on Piagetian ideas of cognitive conflict and the staged development of selected reasoning patterns.
This study focused on the primary caregivers using the techniques shown to them through the implementation of EI workshops to provide language and cognitive stimulation through DLAs.
The program consisted of the following activities for patients: cognitive rehabilitation, computer assisted cognitive training, speech therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, physical training, physical therapy, and cognitive stimulation with reading and logic games.
To achieve the optimal level of these five essentials, the author says people need what he calls the six basic practices of energy management, or the "Sensational 6": sleep, nutrition, exercise, meditation, cognitive stimulation, and positive communication.
Other approaches include reminiscing and cognitive stimulation therapy.
But, even for the more hardy, boredom, silence, and lack of social, intellectual or cognitive stimulation takes a toll."
This supports the idea that kids who come to school without healthy cognitive stimulation may not learn as much as they could.
In particular, this edition includes a new chapter that discusses cutting-edge cognitive interventions for individuals with MCI, examining effective prevention, treatment, and counseling programs, with a focus on cognitive stimulation therapy.

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