Why is sleep so difficult for our patients that have dementia? What are some ways to assess and develop a treatment plan by asking ourselves "WHY" and looking at the patient holistically. |SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #occupationaltherapyideas

Sleep Problems in Our Patients with Dementia

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Why is sleep so difficult for our patients that have dementia? What are some ways OT practitioners can assess and develop a treatment plan by asking ourselves “WHY” and looking at the patient holistically. Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the show:   Research: Evidence-Based Recommendations for the Assessment and Management of Sleep Disorders in Older Persons. Research: Age-Related Changes in Slow Wave Sleep and …

OT treatment idea for low level dementia patients. Perfect for purposeful activity (familiar & fun!) and sensory stimulation. Just print and play. | SeniorsFlourish.com

Domino Match Game for Patients with Low Level Dementia

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 16 Comments

Working with low level patients that have dementia can be a challenge when your goal is to find treatment activities that are both purposeful and fun. Dominos are not only familiar, but they provide smooth tactile input, are visually stimulating and you can easily grade this activity. This domino match game can used as an independent activity with intermittent cuing or even …

Plus FREE Patient Handout: Answering Kids Questions About Dementia. Read about a personal story of a woman, her mother, raising kids and how writing a book helped her on her journey. | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT

OT’s Role in Helping Grandkids Understand Dementia

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 0 Comments

As an occupational therapist helping older adults with dementia, we come into contact with many family’s caring for their parents. These caregivers are also known as the “sandwich generation,” because they are not only taking care of their parents, but also raising their own kids. Our role as Occupational Therapists are to #1. provide services for our patients, but also #2. provide caregiver education, …

Read Now! FREE educational video. Alzheimers Bathing Battles: Part 1: Shower Technique. Bathing tips + video for OTs, caregivers and anyone who struggles with bathing someone with Alzheimer's, dementia or other cognitive impairment. | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #geriatricOT

Alzheimer’s Bathing Battle Tips: Part 1- Shower Method

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 5 Comments

Bathing someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive impairment is one of the biggest complaints from caregivers. There is fighting, arguing, and frustration. There is worry about body odor, risk of infection and being in pain due to chaffing and soreness. Everyone that struggles with bathing goes through this. First thing to focus on is that you cannot change your …