Turquessa Francis, Machiko Tomita, Kristen Binkewicz, Kelly Dinatale, Victoria Anderson, Leanna Grandolph, Deborah Tse, Sara Vasisko, Leanna Grandolph; Effects of OT-Based Interventions to Reduce Perceived Burden and Depression of Caregivers of Older Adults With Dementia. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515378. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3405
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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
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