SCSA recently released an article discussing the importance of occupational therapy for dementia patients who reportedly experienced improvement in their concrete and practical skills.
Online PR News – 18-July-2011 – – Finding a way to alleviate the tough realities of dementia would bring relief to about 6.8 million people in the United States (U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, 2011). 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 (British Medical Journal, 2006).
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) has just released an article discussing the link between occupational therapy and dementia relief. Studies were performed that indicated 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.
Important items covered in this article include:
▪ Signs, Symptoms and Treatment for Dementia
▪ Occupational Therapy - what does it look like and how does it work?
▪ Is Occupational Therapy covered under Medicare? What are my options?
▪ And much more
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for its members as an ongoing commitment to helping professionals understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.
This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of Dementia Patients Get Relief from Occupational Therapy, please visit www.csa.us/HealthLibrary.
SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. CSAs are able to integrate this into their professional practices, no matter what field they’re in. They’ve learned how to help seniors achieve their goals, and the seniors they’ve worked with have learned how important it is to work with someone who understands their age-related circumstances. For more information about SCSA and its educational courses, please visit www.csa.us.
Erica Ananich, SCSA