Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Impact of Interactive Education on Caregivers Caring for Individuals With Dementia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Generations Occupational Therapy, PLLC, Idaho Falls, ID, USA
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Rehabilitation Services of Idaho, Rexburg, ID, USA
  • Speech Blossoms, Pocatello, ID, USA
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Neurologic Conditions / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Impact of Interactive Education on Caregivers Caring for Individuals With Dementia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515364. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2609
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515364. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2609
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

As the need for education of caregivers for people with dementia increases, OT is well suited to fill the demand using an understanding of the whole person, need for meaningful occupation, and interaction with the environment. At this time, the contribution of OT is not well understood or sought after by families, physicians, and other practitioners. With evidence gained from validated research, the role of OT in dementia care is strengthened.

Primary Author and Speaker: Lisa Hong

Contributing Authors: Dana Howell, Elizabeth David Bowman, Jared Ricks, Theodore Peterson