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The influence of occupational therapy on quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home in the community: a literature review

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dc.contributor.author O'Shea, Siobhan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T15:21:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-07T15:21:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3954
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background Dementia is the broad term used to describe a range of conditions, which effect the function of the brain. In addition to behavioural, emotional and social changes, dementia has a progressive decline in functional abilities (Cummins and Warren 2010; Olazarán et al 2010). As the prevalence of dementia diagnoses rise; the demands for occupational therapy services will escalate (Perrin et al 2008). Objectives To review the literature to establish current occupational therapy interventions for individuals with mild to moderate dementia and to ascertain the influence on quality of life and wellbeing for individuals with mild to moderate dementia who are living at home in their communities Methods The following databases were searched (AMED, Cinahl, Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, PsycARTICLES, PsycInfo, PubMed, UK & Ireland Reference Centre) for literature since 2005. Findings Over 1900 studies found. However, only three papers (Graff et al 2007b; Lam et al 2010; Voigt-Radloff et al 2011) specifically addressed quality of life for individuals with dementia in the community. Their findings were mixed regarding the influence occupational therapy has on quality of life. Conclusions Recent years have seen an increase in the literature for occupational therapy in dementia care. However, current research focuses mainly on caregiver burden and behaviour difficulties with limited research investigating the relationship occupations have in influencing the well-being or quality of life of the individual with dementia. Further research needs to investigate the complexities of wellbeing and quality of life for individuals with Dementia. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.subject dementia en_US
dc.subject quality of life en_US
dc.subject wellbeing en_US
dc.title The influence of occupational therapy on quality of life for individuals with dementia living at home in the community: a literature review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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