This new guide is an evidence based, dementia specific, ready reference guide for Occupational Therapists to help develop best practice management strategies to assist people living with dementia.
A lot can change in 8 years, and thanks to a collaboration between Osborne Park Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Dementia Training Australia, the widely used ‘Dementia: Osborne Park Hospital Guide for Occupational Therapists in Clinical Practice’ resource, first developed in 2011, has been updated and revised.
Watch as Vera Riley and Anne Pressley, Senior Occupational Therapists from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Osborne Park Hospital, as they discuss using the new ‘Guiding Occupational Therapy Practice for People living with Dementia in the Community’.
About the Guide
The guide includes an overview of dementia, descriptions of many performance based assessments, and easy to use tables of occupational therapy strategies to support people with dementia to live full, meaningful and manageable lives. The overall focus is on promoting optimal independence and safety in daily living activities.
This nationally applicable resource encourages occupational therapists to use activity analysis and problem solving when working to support people with dementia and their care partners in the community.
- Asset Type Guest Lecture
- Learning Pathway Discovery
- Topic Areas Dementia (general), Person-Centred Care
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Primary Care, Respite Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Transition Care, Ambulance or Paramedic
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support, Management & Administration, Education & Evaluation, Person Living with Dementia / Family Carer
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia
- Knowledge Translation Thinking
Vera Riley and Anne Pressley
Senior Occupational Therapist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Senior Occupational Therapist, Osborne Park Hospital