Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C).
|Research Institution||TOKYO GAKUGEI UNIVERSITY|
KANNO Atsushi Tokyo Gakugei University Faculty of Education, Professor, 教育学部, 教授 (10211187)
HOSOKAWA Kaori Turumi Women's Junior College, Faculty of Nursery Assistant Professor, 短期大学部, 助教授 (50259199)
IKEDA Kazunari Tokyo Gakugei University Faculty of Education, Assistant Professor, 教育学部, 助教授 (50293006)
HASHIMOTO Souichi Tokyo Gakugei University Faculty of Education, Assistant Professor, 教育学部, 助教授 (10292997)
|Project Fiscal Year
1997 – 2000
Completed(Fiscal Year 2000)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2000 : ¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
|Keywords||Down Syndrome / Early Senility / Assessment-System / Appearance-based Aging Scale / Multidimensional Checklist for the Regression / Mental Status Examination / Dementia Scale / Motor Behavior Checklists / ダウン症候群 / 老化 / 診断システム|
Assessment system for early senility in Down syndrome was developed. There are 5 diagnostic tools in the assessment system. We developed (1) <<Appearance-based Aging Scale>> which is designed to assesses appearance signs of aging, (2) <<Multidimensional Checklist for the Regression>> which assesses the degree of regression based on behaviours and attitudes, (3) <<Mental Status Examination>> which is designed to diagnose the degree of the deterioration of mental/cognitive functions, (4) <<Dementia Scale>> which is designed to diagnose the dementia, (5) <<Motor Behavior Checklists>> which is designed to diagnose the degree of the deterioration of motor functions. Furthermore, the applicability of those diagnostic tools were confirmed with adults with Down syndrome.
Results showed that both signs of aging and a decline in mental/physical abilities begin to appear at around 40 years of age. The mean age at which the diagnosis of dementia is given is 49.6. 13 (18.8%) of subjects aged 50 years and above were diagnosed as dementia.
Adults with Down syndrome were categorized as the healthy senior type, s the Alzheimer's type, and the rapid regression type.
A Further revision of the tasks would be needed to make it suitable for the assessment of early senility in Down syndrome.