Get new tx ideas using puzzles in #OT with your patients that have dementia - what kind are best, how to use them + ways to use them in a sensory diet | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #occupationaltherapy

How to Use Puzzles in OT with Patients That Have Dementia

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 13 Comments

Using puzzles in occupational therapy for our patients with dementia is a great way to work on goals, reminisce, and use as a part of a patient’s sensory diet. I will discuss how to incorporate them into working toward your goals for physical limitations, cognitive limitations and recommendations on what to look for in puzzles specifically for patients with dementia. When …

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 …