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)
Recommended CitationHuesgen, Alexis; Michel, Jacqueline; Rickard, Lauren; and Rickert, Magie, "Sensational Aging: Evidence on the Use of Sensory-Based Interventions for Adults with Dementia" (2014). Collaborative Research and Evidence shared Among Therapists and Educators (CREATE Day). Paper 15.