AffiliationUniversity of Southern Indiana
TitleInterventions for Alzheimers
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Alzheimer’s disease is defined as a progressive disorder that primarily affects memory, cognition, and behavior. Occupational therapy interventions for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease can focus on cognition, physical exercise, and occupation-based training. Cognitive training improves functional independence, orientation, and concentration as well as decrease anxiety and maladaptive behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Physical exercise enhances memory, mood, behavior, cognition, balance, strength, and mobility in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, all of which contribute to occupational performance. Practicing and performing occupations with occasional environmental modifications helps decrease depression, loneliness, and agitation and improve overall quality of life. Occupational therapists are essential members of care teams for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
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