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Loneliness and isolation are a huge reason depression is common amongst seniors. Social contact decreases as people age, often due to lack of mobility, retirement and other reasons leading to higher rates of senior social isolation. Loneliness is a huge risk factor for depression, heightening the sense of unhappiness and
Appropriate OT interventions for medication managementdiffer from person to person, but there are some “low-tech” ideas that could help many people. Seniors and older adults may demonstrate different levels of visual impairment as well as different daily routines they have already established.
Increase Endurance- Increasing endurance through exercise is beneficial for individuals who have suffered a TBI. Exercise has been shown to help improve; emotional regulation/mood, memory, attention, strength, endurance, balance/coordination and flexibility.
Many older adults find it increasingly difficult to communicate, which can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. While most people understand that hearing loss is an important consideration, it is just as critical to evaluate and treat aging voice concerns.
Cognitive Building - Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognitive building includes attention and concentration, processing and understanding information, memory, communication, planning, organization, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, judgment, being patient and impulse control