Therapy at home helping people with dementia

9 Jan 2020

Receiving occupational therapy at home has been found to be effective for people living with dementia, according to a University of Queensland-led study.

Associate Professor Sally Bennett from the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences said occupational therapy at home may improve a range of important outcomes for people with dementia and their family or care partners.

 “Occupational therapy aims to enable people to participate in the things they need to do, like having a shower or cleaning the house, or things they want to do, such as going out to dinner or doing some gardening,” Dr Bennett said.

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The study was published in BMJ Open, and co-authored by Associate Professor Kate Laver (Flinders University), Dr Sebastian Voigt-Radloff (University of Freiburg), Professor Lori Letts (McMaster University), Professor Lindy Clemson (University of Sydney), Professor Maud Graff (Radboud University), Jodie Wiseman (UQ) and Professor Laura Gitlin (Drexel University).

Media: Associate Professor Sally Bennett,, +61 7 3365 3451; Dani Nash, UQ Communications,, +61 7 3346 3035.