Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Effects of OT-Based Interventions to Reduce Perceived Burden and Depression of Caregivers of Older Adults With Dementia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Mental Health / Neurologic Conditions / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Effects of OT-Based Interventions to Reduce Perceived Burden and Depression of Caregivers of Older Adults With Dementia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515341. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3405
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515341. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3405
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This is a randomized controlled trial (N = 37) in which individualized OT interventions were provided for three months to support caregiving challenges faced by caregivers of people with dementia. The interventions included illness education, training for safe transfers, medication and appointment organization, exercise methods, and more. These were effective in decreasing depression and mental fatigue and increasing confidence to provide for the next six months, despite the worsening cognitive status of their care recipients.

Primary Author and Speaker: Turquessa Francis

Additional Authors and Speakers: Leanna Grandolph

Contributing Authors: Machiko Tomita, Kristen Binkewicz, Kelly Dinatale, Victoria Anderson, Leanna Grandolph, Deborah Tse, Sara Vasisko