Mary A. Corcoran, Laura N. Gitlin; Dementia Management: An Occupational Therapy Home-Based Intervention for Caregivers. Am J Occup Ther 1992;46(9):801–808. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.46.9.801
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This paper describes an occupational therapy intervention designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The intervention, based on the framework of a competence-environmental press model and the principle of collaboration, was implemented during 5 home visits. Each visit was designed to build caregiving skills through collaboration in identifying problem areas, developing and implementing environmental strategies, and modifying management approaches. A case vignette illustrates the therapeutic process and outcomes. The theoretical rationale and structure of the intervention and innovative documentation for evaluation of the theoretic process are also presented.
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