Perspective of Users of a Remote Cognitive Stimulation Programme in Healthy Older Adults.

Loida Esenarro-Valencia, Neuropsicologia and dementia Institute, Lima, Peru
Hernán Bernedo Del Carpio, Neuropsicologia and Dementia Institute, Lima, Peru


The present study aims to describe the perspective (satisfaction | usefulness | attention) of users of an eight-week stimulation programme, under the holistic theory, with and under the restorative and compensatory approach. The programme prioritises restorative activities in memory, verbal fluency and attention, as well as training in memory strategies and psychoeducation.

Participants and Methods:

An ad hoc survey was conducted with users of the programme at the end of the 8th session and with a 2-week waiting period. People with an active neuropsychiatric condition were excluded.
Twelve surveys were collected from a total of 16 women via a google form, age average 73,7 years old (range 62 -86 years)
All participants previously underwent cognitive screening and remote interview.


Satisfaction: It was rated between “very satisfaction”(83,3%) and “quite satisfaction”(16,7%).

Usefulness: In relation to the usefulness of the programme, 66.7% reported "very useful" in their daily life activities (ADLs) and 33.3% "quite useful". Likewise, regarding the use of memory strategies, 58% reported "very useful" and 41.7% "quite useful".

Adherence: 93% attendance of the initial group of registered participants was achieved, with no loss of participants.

In addition, when comparing a cognitive measurement before and after the programme, we found a statistically significant difference.
Qualitatively, participants referred to: "this programme is useful to remember things more quickly" or, "not to forget Nicole Kidman's name, visualised me and my grandson called Nico. Now, I use more associations".


Adherence is high (no loss of participants).
Satisfaction is rated as "very satisfied" by 83%.
Usefulness, from the user's perception, 58% reported 'quite a lot' of improvement. 66% observed 'a lot' of usefulness of the programme in their ADLs; and 'a lot' of usefulness of the strategies. According to the cognitive measure pre and post, significant differences are observed.

Category: Cognitive Intervention/Rehabilitation

Keyword 1: cognitive rehabilitation
Keyword 2: aging (normal)
Keyword 3: memory training