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Sleep: The Third Pillar of Health – Importance of Getting It & How to Improve It

Published by <p>Sleep is important to health; we know that now without a doubt. We can’t reap the full benefits of our good diet/exercise if we aren’t sleeping well. This presentation is about the most up to date science on why sleep is important, costs of not getting enough or good quality sleep, our sleep systems and […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational therapy printable handout: The fair housing act - tools to advocate for clients

Fair Housing Act Rules: Tools to Advocate for Clients

Published by <p>This resource touches on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and details Fair Housing Act (FHA) rules that may impact the independence of clients, and how these rules can be used to advocate for their quality of life. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Using the Science of Habits to Promote Healthy Behaviors Across Practice Settings

Published by <p>Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Published by <p>Mild Cognitive Impairment is an emerging diagnosis with evidence to show that speech therapy for memory can be beneficial. This course will review pertinent concepts including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Reserve, and the Life Participation Approach. We will look at best practices, and how to use them within functional scenarios to meaningfully impact functional outcomes […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2018)

Published by <p>A total of 1028 subjects were assessed for eligibility in the trial. Screening included a phone interview where participants were excluded if they didn’t meet inclusion criteria or met exclusion criteria, such as disease preventing moderate intensity exercise. Subjects who met the inclusion criteria had RA, were aged 65 years or older, had the disease […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Preventive Interventions for Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Older People Care Facilities: A Systematic Review (2018)

Published by <p>The researchers performed a detailed literature search with the aim of determining what interventions have been used to reduce pressure ulcers in long-term care facilities as well as to determine if there are optimal interventions. The researchers collected articles that were published between 2005 and 2017 focused on their aims. They ultimately selected 18 articles […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

High-Ecological Cognitive Intervention to Improve Cognitive Skills and Cognitive–Functional Performance for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (2021)

Published by <p>Both interventions were given in one 90-min group session per week for 12 weeks. The cognitive intervention consisted primarily of modified everyday cognitive tasks. Each session consisted of (1) a 5-min warm-up physical activity, (2) 40 to 45 min of two or three contextually relevant cognitive tasks, and (3) 20 to 25 min of group […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Exploration of Occupational Therapy Interventions to Address Sedentary Behavior and Pain Among Older Adults (2020)

Published by <p>This study utilized a one-group pretest and posttest design to determine the feasibility of the study intervention. Comparisons from pretest to posttest were made to detect any changes in sedentary behavior, activity levels, and reported pain. Participants were recruited from two Midwest assisted living facilities. The inclusion criteria consisted of older adults aged 50 years […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Do Health-Care Professionals Really Understand the Role of Occupational Therapy in Hospice Care? (2018)

Published by <p>The final sum of 104 healthcare professionals from 31 different states were considered in this study. The participants included 11 physicians (10.7%), 23 registered nurses (22.3%), 10 social workers (9.7%), 5 physical therapists (4.9%), 23 occupational therapists (22.3%), and 31 (30.1%) other professionals. Other professionals consisted of certified OT assistants (n = 2), spiritual counselors/chaplains […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Occupational Therapy Interventions to Improve Performance of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review (2018)

Published by <p>The objective of this systematic review was to systematically search for, assess, and synthesize interventions within the scope of OT to improve community- dwelling older adults’ IADL performance. The focused question was, “What is the evidence for the effect of interventions within the scope of OT on the performance of selected IADLs for community-dwelling older […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>