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Background of the study: The stressful life of women is gaining more attention and has come into limelight as a prominent cause of dementia. Dementia is a concern for many women. The women in menopausal transition also seem to be most fearful of developing breast cancer, closely followed by Alzheimer’s dementia. Dementia is one of the leading problems faced by the people worldwide now a days and a matter of worry too.
Objective of the Study: To evaluate the effectiveness of structured cognitive stimulation on cognitive functioning among women.
Research Methodology: True experimental research design was used in this study; sampling size was 60 mothers. Sampling technique used was simple random sampling method. Data were collected in Babarpur and Dadlana Villages in Panipat District. Haryana. Mini Mental Status Examination were used for data collection. Structured Cognitive Stimulation Program were given for 14 days to the mothers in experimental group. For the mothers in control group no special programs were administered. Data collected were analysed through descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: In experimental group the post-test mean and standard deviation dementia score was 24.47 + 2.389. the control group post-test mean and standard deviation dementia score was 18.00 + 3.129. the mean difference value was 6.47 Paired ‘t’ test score was 8.997 for the degree of freedom 58. The ‘P’ value was 0.000, it was statistically significant at the level of significance < than 0.05.
Conclusion: This research demonstrated the cognitive function score on cognitive functioning. However, the subjects with moderately cognitive score were positively benefitted and shifted towards questionably significant level of cognition. This provides a set of baseline data that can be cited for further studies. The Structured Cognitive Stimulation could be incorporated into pre-services or in-service education program in order to evaluate its effectiveness in different populations and settings.