Occupational therapy in nursing home

Barbara Manni, Laura Gitlin, Glenda Garzetta, Lesley Collier, Andrea Fabbo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Greater longevity has increased chronic diseases such as dementia leading to a higher number of people admitted to nursing home (NH). When admitted to a NH people with dementia experiment social withdrawal, reduced engagement in active and passive activities that result in low quality of life perception. Occupational therapists in NH play an important role against residents’ loneliness and identity loss in particular for people with dementia because they promote activity engagement interventions and other non-pharmacological multicomponent interventions improving quality of life, functioning, cognitive decline and preventing BPSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy for Older People
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783030357313
ISBN (Print)9783030357306
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Dementia
  • Environment
  • Nursing home
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychosocial intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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