Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Who Is Getting Lost? A Descriptive Study of Older Adults With Cognitive Loss
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Who Is Getting Lost? A Descriptive Study of Older Adults With Cognitive Loss
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3021
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515329. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3021
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This exploratory study examined the relationship between getting lost and demographic characteristics, such as age, gender, education, marital status, cognition, and diagnosis in older adults with memory loss due to neurocognitive disorders. No significant factors account for the variation between those reporting getting lost and those who do not among a sample of 160 patients, although the travel subtask of the Cognitive Performance Test was associated with increased odds of getting lost.

Primary Author and Speaker: Patricia Schaber