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OT248 Calming the Cognitively Impaired: Occupational and Environmental Interventions
Calming the Cognitively Impaired: Occupational and Environmental Interventions
Authors: Arlene Orhon Jech, RN, BSN & Debora Davidson, OTR/L, PhD
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.