This study tried to find the application program of food art therapy for the depression prevention and friendliness
improvement of old age. And then, to see the effectiveness, the study is used the welfare centers in Wangshimnidosundong
opened 2014. The sample was 9 elderly passed pre and post test by the Geriatric Depression Scale, had an interview with
The results of this study were as follows:
1. Most of elderly participated the application program of food art therapy was decreasing depression. Therefore this proved
Food Art Therapy program to be the effectiveness.
2. As the test results of depression, the average score of most elderly is from 4 to 10.5. The results verified the
effectiveness of Food Art Therapy program
3. The survey results of all elderly replied satisfaction showed reply of great satisfaction(aver. 77.15%), reply of satisfaction
As a result, the present findings support the hypothesis that Food Art Therapy program has a positive effect on treatment
of the depression of elderly. So this study have to continue, need to make manual for prevention depression in elderly.