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What would help maintain independence of a client suffering dementia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Assessing needs

You first need to have a comprehensive neuropsychiatric evaluation of this person's dementia, ability to make decisions, do daily activities, etc.
An occupational therapist can help with the "adl" evaluation. With a clear understanding of the client's strengths and weaknesses, sensible choices can be made about level of support needed (and independence possible) for him or her

In brief: Assessing needs

You first need to have a comprehensive neuropsychiatric evaluation of this person's dementia, ability to make decisions, do daily activities, etc.
An occupational therapist can help with the "adl" evaluation. With a clear understanding of the client's strengths and weaknesses, sensible choices can be made about level of support needed (and independence possible) for him or her
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