Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?
Patients, caregivers may reap some benefits, but study sees no effect on everyday functioning Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Rehabilitation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?
Title: Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 22, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Clinical trial suggests occupational therapy slows Alzheimer's decline
Amy Norton, HealthDay News Home-based occupational therapy may not slow down the physical decline that comes with Alzheimer's disease, a new clinical trial suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Occupational Therapy Doesn't Slow Functional Decline Associated with Alzheimer's (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Adding in-home occupational therapy to usual care does not lead to better functional outcomes in Alzheimer … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?
Patients, caregivers may reap some benefits, but study sees no effect on everyday functioning (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?
MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 -- Home-based occupational therapy may not slow down the physical decline that comes with Alzheimer ' s disease, a new clinical trial suggests. The study looked at whether home visits from occupational therapists could put the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Effect of collaborative care with occupational therapy indeterminate for slowing functional decline from dementia
(American College of Physicians) Two years of in-home occupational therapy combined with collaborative care did not slow the rate of functional decline among persons with Alzheimer disease. Given that family members often shoulder the burden of caring for patients with dementia, the authors suggest that research is needed to identify strategies to support caregivers in the home. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Occupational therapy did not slow functional decline in patients with dementia
(American College of Physicians) Two years of in-home occupational therapy combined with collaborative care did not slow the rate of functional decline among persons with Alzheimer disease. Given that family members often shoulder the burden of caring for patients with dementia, the authors suggest that research is needed to identify strategies to support caregivers in the home. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Driving intervention for returning combat veterans: interim analysis of a randomized controlled trial - Classen S, Winter S, Monahan M, Yarney A, Link Lutz A, Platek K, Levy C.
Increased crash incidence following deployment and veterans' reports of driving difficulty spurred traffic safety research for this population. We conducted an interim analysis on the efficacy of a simulator-based occupational therapy driving intervention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Applications for internship scheme 2017 now open
Back in August we updated you on our nurse and allied health professional internship scheme, giving you an insight into the 2016 cohort of interns and the projects they were working on. With the 2016 cohort now coming to an end, we're excited to announce that applications for 2017 are now open. Why apply?The internship scheme provides fantastic opportunities for occupational therapy, podiatry, physiotherapy and nursing final year students/recent graduates who have an interest in clinical research into the personal impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).Interns can expect to:obtain first-hand experience of ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 9, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy: Increasing Engagement for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Engagement in meaningful activities is essential to development and is often reduced in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have limited engagement in activities or relationships. A multiple-baseline design was used with 7 children with ASD ages 4 –8 yr to assess the effect of including a horse in occupational therapy intervention on task engagement. The children showed improvements in engagement. Including horses in occupational therapy sessions may be a valuable addition to conventional treatments to increase task engagement of children w ith ASD. Factors related to the environment, therapeutic strategies,...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toward the reconceptualization of the relationship between occupation and health and well-being: - Stewart KE, Fischer TM, Hirji R, Davis JA.
BACKGROUND: Foundational to the occupational therapy profession is the belief that engagement in occupation is health promoting; however, this belief fails to account for occupational engagement that may be risky or illness producing. Consensus regarding t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The many adventures of Wesley: Specialty care helps toddler with heart disease reach neurodevelopmental milestones
Will and Alicia Ethridge knew their unborn son would need complex open-heart surgery soon after birth, due to a serious congenital defect that was detected in utero. Wesley suffered from a genetic form of cardiomyopathy, which meant the walls of his heart muscles were thickened, and blood flow to the left side of his body was restricted. The knowledge about their son’s disease prepared them for many things about the impending medical journey (including arranging for cardiac surgery at the Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center, just a few hours’ drive from their home in Maine) but there were many more things ab...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Samantha Butler Heart Center Source Type: news

Meet Me Monday: Marilyn Goff, TWU – Houston Center Library
Marilyn Goff has been the librarian for the Houston campus of Texas Woman’s University since 2000. Marilyn manages a virtual library in the health sciences and supports about 2,000 faculty, staff, and students on the subjects of Business, Health Care Administration, Library & Information Studies, Nursing, Nutrition & Food Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Management. TWU Houston focuses primarily on advanced degrees, but does have one undergraduate program for junior and senior BSN students. Please visit TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center for more information!   Be ...
Source: Network News - October 31, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: General (all entries) Source Type: news

After A Viral Video Saved Her Life, This ‘Miracle’ Kid Is Impelling Others To Action
Two years ago, Glenn and Cara O’Neill asked the internet to help save their daughter’s life. Now, they’re issuing a plea to save other kids just like Eliza. Eliza O’Neill was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome on July 17, 2013 at the age of 3. Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare disease that is estimated to affect 1 in 70,000 newborns. Sometimes described as “childhood Alzheimer’s,” the disease is characterized by the body’s failure to break down long chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans.  Sanfilippo syndrome is degenerative, causing young children to gradually ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news