This paper describes an occupational therapy intervention designed for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The intervention, based on the framework of a competence-environmental press model and the principle of collaboration, was implemented during 5 home visits. Each visit was designed to build caregiving skills through collaboration in identifying problem areas, developing and implementing environmental strategies, and modifying management approaches. A case vignette illustrates the therapeutic process and outcomes. The theoretical rationale and structure of the intervention and innovative documentation for evaluation of the theoretic process are also presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association|
|State||Published - Sep 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Occupational Therapy