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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>

Adjusting Challenge–Skill Balance to Improve Quality of Life in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2018)

Published by <p>One concept that captures the psychological state for an activity is flow, defined as “the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it” (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990, […] <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>

Identification of Word Retrieval Difficulties in the Normally Aging Population (2021)

Published by <p>Many studies compare the word-finding speeds of younger and older populations of people. Younger populations typically outperform category listing tasks, but the aging population does better with word generation for a specific letter. It is interesting because generating words for a category requires semantic retrieval, but generating a phoneme requires non-meaningful generation. The semantic retrieval […] <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>

Inadequate Fluid Intake in Long Term Care Residents: Prevalence and Determinants (2018)

Published by <p>Previous research suggests that half of the LTC residents may be dehydrated. Dehydration is a form of malnutrition. The treatment of other illnesses can be complicated by dehydration including urinary tract and pulmonary infections, kidney stones, hyperthermia, constipation, orthostatic hypotension, and thrombo-embolic compilation. About 60% of LTC residents are hospitalized for dehydration complications and are […] <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>

Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease Benefit From Audiovisual Speech Cues and Supportive Sentence Context (2021)

Published by <p>Audiovisual (AV) speech cues, such as lip movements and facial information, are helpful to provide additional visual information and context for speech. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) benefit from this AV information to help support speech comprehension. Face-to-face communication and additional context information will support communication with individuals with MCI […] <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>

Sleep Supports Memory and Learning: Implications for Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology (2020)

Published by <p>Memory is involved in every task completed throughout the day. Our memory acquisition, maintenance, and information retrieval allow us to be successful with home, school, work, and community responsibilities. If our patients can recall and apply newly learned strategies, they can be generalized outside of the therapy room. Good sleep helps with this memory process […] <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>

Smart Home Technology to Promote Independence

Published by <p>There are many technological tools that can assist people as they age so that they can stay at home as safely and as independently as possible. This handout provides 5 considerations for patients and their families to consider. <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>

Questions to Consider When Recommending Adaptive Strategies

Published by <p>Occupational therapists are skilled at adaptation, however, sometimes clinicians go straight into recommending adaptive strategies without identifying what will be best for the patient/caregiver. This handout provides important questions to ask when considering the use of adaptive strategies with neurodegenerative disorders. <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>

Palliative Care versus Hospice Care

Published by <p>Two common but often misunderstood types of care are palliative care and hospice care. This handout provides detailed descriptions of palliative care and hospice care for people who have a serious or terminal illness and their family to improve their knowledge and understanding and reduce the fear of having tough conversations related to advanced care […] <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 During Palliative Care

Published by <p>Often the goals for therapy and the goals for end of life care seem at opposite ends of a spectrum. In some instances, OT can play an integral role in end of life care, and this handout describes the ways OT is relevant in this setting. <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>