Dementia Patients Get Relief from Occupational Therapy
For Immediate Release – May 31, 2011
Finding a way to alleviate the tough realities of dementia would bring relief to about 6.8 million people in the United States. Could Occupational Therapy be the long-awaited answer? In a 2006 study conducted by the British Medical Journal, 135 dementia patients were studied twice a week over a five week period on their cognitive abilities including motor and processing skills and deterioration of their daily activities. Twelve weeks post therapy, 75% of these patients showed improved process skills and 82% needed less assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs).
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has just released this captivating article discussing the link between occupational therapy and dementia relief. Studies were performed that clearly indicate the significant benefits of occupational therapy for dementia-related situations. Because occupational therapy appears to lengthen the amount of time an individual remains self-sufficient and helps a caregiver remain more confidently in control of the caregiving, it may offer new answers in several ways for patients, caregivers, doctors, and insurance providers.
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