Friday, November 17, 2006

Occupational Therapy for Dementia...

Holy Toldeo! A study published in the BMJ today (Graff et al.) showed a gigantic effect of cognitive-behavioral occupational therapy for mild to moderate dementia patients. I've not seen any type of intervention for any condition yield such a huge effect in quite some time. Essentially, as a result of the intervention caregivers saw themselves as much more competent, and dementia patients’ functioning levels were much, much higher in the treatment group compared to the control group. The PDF is up on the BMJ site and is worth a read.

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