Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Poor Insight and Forward Thinking in Early Dementia: Implications for OT Practice
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Bedford, MA, USA, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center—Veterans Affairs, Bedford, MA, USA
  • CHOIR, Boston, MA, USA
  • Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center—Veterans Affairs, Bedford, MA, USA, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Military Rehabilitation / Neurologic Conditions
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Poor Insight and Forward Thinking in Early Dementia: Implications for OT Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510263. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4611
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510263. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4611
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Veterans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias were asked to identify possible technological solutions to increase independence of those living at home with MCI or dementia. Most did not identify technology that could assist with future cognitive challenges. Understanding this poor insight and difficulty with forward thinking may inform OT practice when collaborating with families for dementia management.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jaye McLaren

Contributing Authors: Marlena Shin, Lauren Moo