Lifestyle and cognitive functioning of Filipino older adults as basis for cognitive enhancement programme

Agnes Santos, Dorothea Dela Cruz, Dennis Relojo-Howell

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The primary focus of this study is to examine the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components of the lifestyle of older adults, with the fundamental aim of designing a cognitive enhancement programme. A total of 142 older adults have taken part, all of whom have normal cognitive functioning. Results revealed that perceptual organisation has significant relationship to developmental age (F = 3.99, p < 0.021). Processing speed has also been found to have a significant link to developmental age (F = 8.02, p < 0.021),      p < 0.001. The gender of older adults has no significant relationship to verbal comprehension, perceptual organisation, working memory, and processing speed. In contrast, working memory is linked to civil status (F = 3.45, p < 0.021), p < 0.01. Processing speed was also found to have a significant relationship to civil status (F = 2.71, p < 0.021), p < 0.03. Finally, educational attainment has no significant link to verbal comprehension, perceptual organisation, working memory, and processing speed.


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cognitive enhancement; cognitive functioning; intervention programme; lifestyle; older adults

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.35774/pis2020.04.097

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