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How to Create Body Awareness and Neglect for Seniors- Neglect is more than not being able to use the recovering side. Think of it as a lack of awareness of that side. This common effect can reduce the possibility of independent living and increase the potential for painful injury. Family
The stress of a hospital stay can turn into a decline in an elderly patient's mental and physical health, slowing down their long-term recovery, well-being, and quality of life. There are ways to assist while your loved one is in the hospital.
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
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.
Short + Long Term Memory Skills Strengthening for Seniors -Memory may be affected by a stroke/dementia as Verbal memory of names, stories and information having to do with language. Visual memory of shapes, faces, routes and things seen. Informational memory of information and skills or trouble learning new facts.
Posture Awareness and Posturing Exercises for Seniors- Posture-related back pain is often caused by the strength-to-flexibility ratio between the opposing muscle groups all over your body that hold you upright. Achieving good posture requires technique.
Social Skills for Seniors - the ability to listen to and remember what you hear, taking turns with friends/family, and not interrupting, sharing the information you have accurately heard and without rambling, saying things in an organized manner and making sense, using tone and emotions that fit the situation.
Increase Endurance for Seniors- 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.