Ending the week on a positive note…

What a week! This week has been a whirlwind. Today it hit me that we are less than 3 months away from 2021! It goes without saying that is a countdown that everyone can stand behind.

Occupational therapy

University Occupational Therapy Program welcomes the Princess Royal—file this under fun.

WFOT Guide to World Occupational Therapy Day 2020—World Occupational Therapy Day is October 27 and the theme is Reimagine Doing. This is a great download of a TON of resources that will help occupational therapy practitioners celebrate this day of service.

Occupational Therapy Association of California—A TON of Telehealth resources to work with all ages, including research on COVID!

Research

Cognitive training for people with mild to moderate dementia A Cochrane Systematic Review. Findings: Cognitive Training is probably associated with small to moderate positive effects on global cognition and verbal semantic fluency at end of treatment, and these benefits appear to be maintained in the medium term. Results also showed moderate certainty of evidence with positive changes in the mood and well-being of the caregiver.

British Journal of Occupational Therapy New issue of BJOT! Open access article found in this issue: Remote Home Visit: Exploring the feasibility, acceptability and potential benefits of using digital technology to undertake occupational therapy home assessments The research is consistent that home assessment using technology is feasible. A recent OT Research Article Spotlight, found here: Feasibility of telehealth-delivered home safety evaluations for caregivers of clients with Dementia  also supports the feasibility of completing a home assessment remotely using technology

Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy New issue! Open access article: Occupational therapy for military personnel and military veterans experiencing post‐traumatic stress disorder: A scoping review

On my TBR list:

Occupational therapy training on palliative and end-of-life care: Scoping review

Coordination difficulties and self‐esteem: The views of children, adolescents, and their parents

Potpourri

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I thought I would shine a light on a great blog I found of a mom that chronicles the journey of raising her son Wil, who has Down Syndrome. I started reading this blog to learn more on how to support caregivers. I have learned so much from reading Christie’s journey. Link to blog can be found here:  https://wilingness.com/

Beyond Longevity Symposium: Achieving Well-Being in Healthy Aging Fall 2020 presented by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for FREE and ONLINE!!

What All That Touch Deprivation Is Doing to Us It does feel strange not being to hug people like before. This article provides some strategies to deal with the negative mental health outcomes of touch deprivation.  

Thanks for reading! If you come across news in occupational therapy, research, or in general, drop me a line at otresearchcorner@gmail.com

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