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Paper Title: Proprioceptive and tactile kit to enhance hand functions and memory in older adults
Authors Name: Jasmine Hyder , Sheeba Parveen , Madeeha Jamal
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Published Paper Id: IJRTI2102004
Published In: Volume 6 Issue 2, February-2021
Abstract: ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: -It is a well-known fact that a person’s senses deteriorate with the aging process. As individual proceeds towards aging, it's seen that mass changes occur throughout the body, externally as well as internally. The major areas affected during this process are tactile, proprioceptive senses and memory. As an individual uses his hand for the most of the daily work, in this article/ project, it is discussed how hand, being a major body part is affected in elderly adult’s activities of daily living are affected in consideration with tactile and proprioceptive senses along with the memory. AIM: The aim of this project was to develop a kit, in order to help elderly people, retain their tactile and proprioceptive senses along with their memory. OBJECTIVE: - The project will help the department to intervene in the OT process by initiating and improving proprioceptive and tactile sensory memory on hand of older people by reeducating the senses and enhancing hand functions. METHODOLOGY: The kit consists of four patterns, to be practiced with five different materials, and consists of three stages for the improvement of memory. in this kit, the materials used were the things with which a common person is familiar with and has been using over his age. The patterns used in the kit are the basic patterns by which an individual starts to learn in primary schooling in his childhood and time of initial learning. The technique used Is Montessori techniques. Montessori method is to create persons who are as independent as possible, able to make choices, while being treated with respect and dignity. This kit was made to facilitate and enhance the proprioceptive and tactile sense in the hand of the older adults, emphasizing on the sensory memory. While many studies were evidencing the sensory decline in the human body as it ages, and there are evident changes in memory and cognitive aspects of brain as the person gets older, the need was felt to make this kit, in co-relation of the above two mentioned senses along with the sensory memory to work on hand functions, which diminish with the age. The person is guided to tap, trace, and sprinkle the placards with different provided materials in the kit according to the stage of the problem. CONCLUSION: -This kit was mindfully designed keeping in mind the sensory and memory enhancing methods on hand functions which were easily available at home and to which the person is familiar too. It is intended to help the geriatric population in improving their proprioceptive and tactile sensory memory and thus improving their hand functions using a simple technique.
Keywords: Tactile, proprioceptive, memory, hand functions
Cite Article: "Proprioceptive and tactile kit to enhance hand functions and memory in older adults", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (, ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.6, Issue 2, page no.18 - 20, February-2021, Available :
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Published In: Volume 6 Issue 2, February-2021
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Country: South West Delhi, Delhi, India
Research Area: Biological Science
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