Therapeutic recreation interventions for need-driven dementia-compromised behaviors in community-dwelling elders
Keywords:community-based care, dementia, recreational therapy, behavioral interventions
AbstractThis study describes a clinical trial of at-home recreational therapy for community dwelling older adults with dementia and disturbing behaviors. After two weeks of daily, individualized therapeutic recreation interventions (TRIs), results indicated a significant decrease in levels of both passivity and agitation. Biograph data collection was useful in identifying the physiological changes that occurred with each intervention technique. Specific information is included on the time of day each behavior occurred and the most effective interventions, as well as implications for service delivery.
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