Dementia results in a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life activities. There are many conditions/diseases that cause dementia with Alzheimer’s disease as the most recognized. Occupational therapists work with clients living with all forms of dementia to retain existing function for as long as possible with the use of adaptive techniques and compensatory strategies.

Examples of interventions:

  • Home safety Evaluation
  • Provide education and support for family and caregivers
  • Environmental Modification
  • Teach strategies for bathing, dressing, toileting and self-feeding
  • Teach Strategies to decrease wandering
  • Teach Strategies to decrease agitation

“As a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and
Positive Approach® to Care Certified Independent Trainer (PAC Trainer) I am committed to providing compassionate evidenced based therapy for individuals and families living with cognitive change.” – Susan Raychard, MOTR/L, CDP, PAC Trainer