Calming the Cognitively Impaired: Occupational and Environmental Interventions

by Arlene Orhon Jech, RN, BSN and Debora A Davidson, OTR/L, PhD

Objectives:
The goal of this module is to update therapists’ knowledge about the use of music, touch, and exercise to calm cognitively impaired patients and enhance their quality of life. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —

  • Explain two physiological effects music has on the body.
  • Identify three ways music, touch, exercise, and animal presence benefit patients with dementia.
  • State two ways touch can be used to calm patients.

This course is FREE for a limited time; offer ends 9/30/14 at midnight EST.

Click here to take this free course for Occupational Therapists.

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