COMMENTARY: Community-based occupational therapy improved daily functioning in older patients with dementia
- Occupational therapy discharge planning for older adults: A protocol for a randomised trial and economic evaluation. Wales, Kylie; Clemson, Lindy; Lannin, Natasha A.; Cameron, Ian D.; Salked, Glenn; Gitlin, Laura; Rubenstein, Laurance; Barras, Sarah; Mackenzie, Lynette; Davies, Collette // BMC Geriatrics;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p34
Background: Decreased functional ability is common in older adults after hospitalisation. Lower levels of functional ability increase the risk of hospital readmission and nursing care facility admission. Discharge planning across the hospital and community interface is suggested to increase...
- Rehab settings in flux. Andrews, John // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Aug2014, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p30
The article reports that health care providers in the U.S. are establishing therapy rooted in person-centered care, including activities that help cognitive functioning, balance, memory and awareness. Topics discussed include the need for facilities to provide a stimulating regimen of rehab...
- EDITORIAL. Grech, Laurence // Bold;Feb2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, preceding p1
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the care of elderly people with dementia, malnutrition among hospitalised elderly, and daily living activity among older people.
- Reppond's Round-up. Reppond, Mary // Malakoff News (TX);6/16/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 24, p3
The article discusses developments at the Senior Citizens Center in Highway 31.
- analysis of occupational performance. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p110
A definition of the term "analysis of occupational performance" is presented which refers to the aspect of the occupational therapy evaluation that examines a person's ability to execute activities of daily living, or the identification of performance skills, trends, activity stress, among others.
- Community occupational therapy for people with dementia and family carers (COTiD-UK) versus treatment as usual (Valuing Active Life in Dementia [VALID] programme): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Wenborn, Jennifer; Hynes, Sinéad; Moniz-Cook, Esme; Mountain, Gail; Poland, Fiona; King, Michael; Omar, Rumana; Morris, Steven; Vernooij-Dassen, Myrra; Challis, David; Michie, Susan; Russell, Ian; Sackley, Catherine; Graff, Maud; O'Keeffe, Aidan; Crellin, Nadia; Orrell, Martin // Trials;2/3/2016, Vol. 17, p1
Background:A community-based occupational therapy intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers (Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia (COTiD)) was found clinically and cost effective in the Netherlands but not in Germany. This highlights the...
- Physical activity slows ADL decline in people with dementia. Ryan, Patricia // Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);Jun2012, Vol. 12 Issue 22, p2
The article discusses research on the benefits of physical activity in slowing the decline in activities of daily living (ADL) in people with dementia, published in the April 2012 issue of the "European Review of Aging and Physical Activity."
- Drug-free care for dementia? Gustafson, Mary // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Jan2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses a study which has found that a non-drug dementia treatment called "MAKS intervention," which included motor stimulation activities (M), activities of daily living (A), cognitive stimulation (K) and a spiritual element involving music, is as effective as medications in...
- Exercise beneficial for patients with dementia. // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2014, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p9
The article provides an overview of the study "Exercise programs for people with dementia" published in the 2013 issue of the periodical "Cochrane Database System Review," which showed that exercise may benefit older people with dementia by improving their cognitive functioning.