Effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review.

@article{Travers2016EffectivenessOM,
  title={Effectiveness of meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review.},
  author={Catherine Travers and Deborah L. Brooks and Sonia Jane Hines and Maria O'Reilly and Mitchell McMaster and Wei He and Margaret MacAndrew and Elaine Fielding and Lina J. E. Karlsson and Elizabeth Beattie},
  journal={JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={
          163-225
        }
}
BACKGROUND The ability to participate in valued activities, whether for work, leisure or family, is an important aspect of personal identity. In dementia, progressive memory loss means that abilities developed over a lifetime begin to be lost as well, contributing to the loss of self and identity. Some studies have reported that activities or interventions tailored to be meaningful to the person with dementia (defined as any activity important to the individual) are more effective in addressing… CONTINUE READING
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