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GMS Health Technol Assess. 2013 Aug 5;9:Doc09. doi: 10.3205/hta000115. Print 2013.

The effectiveness of occupational therapy for persons with moderate and severe dementia.

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GP Forschungsgruppe, Institut für Grundlagen- und Programmforschung, Munich, Germany.

Abstract

in English, German

An occupational therapy tailored for persons concerned with moderate to severe dementia is effective. Occupational therapy applies in a targeted manner activities as therapeutic measure. Aim is a high quality of life in everyday life - also without drugs. Mental capacity and independence in daily routine shall be maintained as long as possible. Occupational therapy can be more cost-effective than medical treatment because it reduces the nursing expenditures.

KEYWORDS:

dementia; drugs; occupational therapy; quality of life; therapy

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