This article speaks to the role of occupational therapy in assessing the person, the environment, and the occupation of people with dementia to prevent falls while improving independence and participation in daily activities.
The authors undertook a qualitative study involving thematic analysis to explore the perceptions of older people with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their family carers, about falling, fall risk and acceptability of fall prevention interventions.
This in-depth guide is divided into 8 sections with step-by-step guidance to help you make home as safe as possible for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Topics include: Ensuring safety inside the home, handling social events, communicating effectively, and preparing for emergency situations.
A food blog has put together this comprehensive guide encompassing the cognitive, emotional, and other health-related benefits of cooking for people with Alzheimer’s disease, how to create a safe environment for cooking and baking, ways caregivers can assist to make the activity enjoyable, and addressing eating challenges that may arise among individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease affects about5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It can be your grandparent, your cousin, your sibling or even your parent who faces the diagnosis. Eventually, those with Alzheimer’s require round-the-clock care, and for many families, that means taking the loved one into their own home.
Accurate information and continued research on the aging process are critical as Americans age. This brochure contains information about older Americans and attempts to dispel the myths regarding that age group. What's important to remember about people over age 65 is that while many begin to experience some physical limitations, they learn to live with them and lead happy and productive lives.
How to Make Cooking a Safe and Enjoyable Experience for Someone with Alzheimer’s, cooking offers many benefits for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, yet it can also be a dangerous activity if the person experiences certain symptoms of the disease and participates in cooking activities without proper supervision and preparation.
This research paper commissioned by the Law Commission of Ontario describes the work in gathering evidence regarding the needs and wishes of patients, caregivers and stakeholders about care at the end of life in their own words. 111 pages. Last reviewed January 4, 2017.