Sensational Aging: Evidence on the Use of Sensory-Based Interventions for Adults with Dementia

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Faculty Mentor: Teal Benevides


Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between impaired sensory processing, maladaptive behaviors, and functional performance among individuals with dementia.
  • Identify the evidence surrounding sensory-based interventions to increase functional participation and/or decrease maladaptive behaviors among individuals with dementia.
  • Discuss the clinical implications of current evidence for occupational therapy practice within dementia care.

PICO: What is the evidence supporting the use of sensory-based interventions to reduce maladaptive behaviors and/or improve functional performance for adults with dementia?

Presentation: 39 minutes (Note: audio starts at 14:15)

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