Dementia management: an occupational therapy home-based intervention for caregivers.

M. A. Corcoran, L. N. Gitlin

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This paper describes an occupational therapy intervention designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The intervention, based on the framework of a competence-environmental press model and the principle of collaboration, was implemented during 5 home visits. Each visit was designed to build caregiving skills through collaboration in identifying problem areas, developing and implementing environmental strategies, and modifying management approaches. A case vignette illustrates the therapeutic process and outcomes. The theoretical rationale and structure of the intervention and innovative documentation for evaluation of the theoretic process are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-808
Number of pages8
JournalThe American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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