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Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy

The Seniors Flourish Podcast with Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L showcases interviews with Occupational Therapy influencers, answers questions and discusses relevant topics for OT practitioners working with older adults. Let's get EXCITED for geriatric OT while getting practical, actionable ideas that listeners can use in their own practice right away. At the Seniors Flourish Podcast, the mission is simple: Helping fellow OT practitioners working with older adults be the best they can be.
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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 19, 2017

 

Why is sleep so difficult for our patients that have dementia? What are some ways to assess and develop a treatment plan by asking ourselves "WHY" and looking at the patient holistically.

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Resources from the show:

Research: Age-Related Changes in Slow Wave Sleep and REM Sleep and Relationship With Growth Hormone and Cortisol Levels in Healthy Men

Research: Increasing Walking and Bright Light Exposure to Improve Sleep in Community-Dwelling Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial

The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Documentation Podcast

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

This episode is sponsored by Great Seminars and Books: Get $25 off a Great Seminars Course! Go to http://www.seniorrehabproject.com/GREAT & use promo code: SRP25

Thanks for Listening!

I appreciate you taking the time to join me this week.

If you have ANY suggestions on OT podcast topics focusing on the older adult, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Head on over to SeniorsFlourish.com/podcast.

And forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates and be sure to not miss an episode. Plus, it's free!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Geros Collective family, equipping healthcare clinicians to better serve our aging population at GerosCollective.com

Sep 12, 2017

Using the evidence to start a modified constraint induced movement therapy (mCIMT) program in your occupational therapy practice doesn't have to be hard or involve lots of equipment. Listen in to Lauren Walker MOT OTR/L talk about how her team did this to produce better outcomes for her patients who experienced a stroke.

Resources from the Show:

Get the Item List to Start Your Own mCIMT Program

Corbetta, D., Sirtori, V., Castellini, G., Moja, L., & Gatti, R. (2015). *Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper extremities in people with stroke*. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26446577

Levine, P. G. (2009). *Stronger after stroke: Your roadmap to recovery* (2nd ed.). New York: Demos Health.

Miltner, W. H. R., Bauder, H., Sommer, M., Dettmers, C., & Taub, E. (1999). Effects of constraint-induced movement therapy on patients with chronic motor deficits. *After Stroke, 30*, 586–592. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.30.3.586

Wu, C., Lin, K., Chen, H., Chen, I., & Wong, W. (2007). *Effects of modified constraint-induced* *movement therapy on movement kinematics and daily function in patients with stroke: A kinematic study of motor control mechanisms*. *Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 21*, 460-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1545968307303411

Yamashita, T., & Abe, K. (2012). *Potential treatment strategies for enhancing neuroplasticity and regeneration after ischemic stroke*. Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/763955_4

Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

This episode is sponsored by Great Seminars and Books: Get $25 off a Great Seminars Course! Go to http://www.seniorrehabproject.com/GREAT & use promo code: SRP25

Thanks for Listening!

I appreciate you taking the time to join me this week.

If you have ANY suggestions on OT podcast topics focusing on the older adult, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Head on over to SeniorsFlourish.com/podcast.

And forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates and be sure to not miss an episode. Plus, it's free!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Geros Collective family, equipping healthcare clinicians to better serve our aging population at GerosCollective.com

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