It’s clear there is often a large time gap between the onset of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of someone living with dementia. In some cases the treatment occurs far too late. We’d like to close this gap.
Often referred to by people as the hidden or invisible symptoms, a change in a person’s cognitive abilities can profoundly impact their ability to live independently, manage complex life situations and can be a source of significant disability. Getting it checked, defining your cognitive strengths and weakness makes sense when you consider:
Sadly, a person living with cognitive decline and their families may experience a period of prolonged distress due to disease symptoms and the lack of strategy, advice, support and treatment.
That’s why our services exist, to help people live and thrive with cognitive changes. We are able to do so by following a rigorous process of
In the end the goal is to help a person living with dementia and their family be more informed of evidenced based smart actions to help with day to day living and to reduce the impact of disease on the quality of your life.
At Occupational Therapy Brisbane we use a variety of tools during the initial and ongoing dementia assessment consultations to assess a person’s cognitive fitness. The assessment may be completed to help compliment other assessments such as radio-logical assessments or to support GP or Specialist consultations.
The occupational therapy assessment will cover cognitive, behavioural, functional and psychosocial changes, and we will likely review radiological and laboratory tests as well. The assessment process may take 2- 3 sessions.
It is worth noting, the OT dementia assessment services are used to help define the right treatment solutions to meet your goals.
The cognitive screening and assessment tools which are commonly used in memory health clinic include:
In short, we use the tools which are best matched to your situation and presentation.
The dementia treatment services offers practical strategies to help you live well. At Occupational Therapy Brisbane you can expect programs which are backed by gold standard evidence as outlined by LANCET, ACTIVE and FINGER studies as well as practice guidelines developed and or supported by leading agencies such as Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Dementia Australia, Association of Lifestyle Medicine and Neuroscience Research Australia and Occupational Therapy Australia.
Our occupational therapist can help health and care services providers on a case by case situations as well as offer education events tailored to your team’s development needs.
Living with dementia or caring for a family member experiencing dementia can be difficult. A registered occupational therapist will visit you at home, assess, plan and treat and teach you how to:
Get in touch with us today on 1300 783 200. Or simple fill out the form below to schedule a free call with a senior therapist to discuss your questions or needs.