In this talk by a senior occupational therapist from Calvary Health Care ACT we will be focussing on the strategies that occupational therapists would be most likely to develop and utilise to overcome the specific barriers to engagement in activity posed by Alzheimer’s Disease. Examples of activities that this could include are showering, dressing, toileting, eating, etc.
Occupational Therapists work with people and their carers to develop strategies that enable them to participate in activities of daily living.
Occupational Therapists may use the following therapeutic techniques to enable participation: assessment of function, prescription of aids and equipment, changing the home environment, and modification of the activities themselves. During today’s education session we will focus on some of the most commonly used occupational therapy strategies including prescription of toilet frames, shower chairs, modified cutlery and long-handled aids, and useful techniques/home set up tips to support people in their own homes. We will also discuss how to access Occupational Therapy services and equipment within the ACT.
A healthy morning tea will be available after the session.
Please RSVP on 6255 0722.