- 東海大学紀要. 体育学部 (ISSN:03892026)
- vol.34, pp.97-103, 2005-03-31
The purpose of this paper is to discuss an efficacy study of recreation activities in a longterm care facility. Having the lack of social understanding of recreation for the elderly with Dementia and other disabilities, this paper first discusses the needs and issues of efficacy studies on recreation activities in long-term care facilities, following by an explanation of two key-words, Tanoshimi and Ikigai. Then the paper will discuss a qualitative way of examining influences of recreation activities on Tanoshini and Ikigai among older people.