In every stage of life, occupational therapy helps people develop, recover or maintain the skills they need to do meaningful and necessary daily activities. In particular, occupational therapists can help older adults overcome daily challenges caused by diminished ranges of motion and mobility. This type of treatment can help if you have pain, injury, illness, or a disability that makes it hard for you to do your job, care for yourself, complete household chores, move around, or take part in activities.
It is estimated that 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year and one million Americans are currently living with this neurodegenerative disease. Commonly known for its movement or motor-related symptoms, people with Parkinson’s disease are often more impacted by non-motor symptoms like apathy, depression, sleep behavior disorders, loss of sense of smell and cognitive impairment. Although everyone is affected differently the following tips can help anyone with this disease live life more fully.
People who are regularly engaging in social interaction maintain healthy cognitive function. Learn about the benefits of social interaction in the elderly.
Do you know a senior who suffers from dementia? Check out the latest blog from us to learn more about activities for low functioning seniors with dementia.
Staying in touch with loved ones in assisted living can be tough, but it helps improve the quality of life. Angels shares a few tips to stay in contact.
Visiting seniors in assisted living is a great way to help keep them happy and healthy. Learn more about the benefits of visiting the elderly. Contact us!