Stacy Smallfield; Supporting Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Major Neurocognitive Disorders and Their Caregivers: Effective Occupational Therapy Interventions. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(5):7105170010p1-7105170010p4. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.715002.
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Occupational therapy practitioners play a significant role in supporting adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders, as well as their caregivers, through all phases of the disease process. This editorial highlights the systematic reviews completed in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Evidence-Based Practice Project that summarize the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice for this population. Readers are encouraged to translate and integrate this updated knowledge into everyday practice.
What is the evidence for the effect of environment-based interventions on behavior, perception, and falls in adults with AD and related disorders?
What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions designed to establish, modify, and maintain occupations for adults with AD and related disorders?
What is the evidence for the effect of educational and supportive strategies for caregivers of adults with AD and related major NCDs on the ability to maintain participation in the role?
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