Occupational Therapy and Older People by Anita Atwal, Ann McIntyre

By Anita Atwal, Ann McIntyre


This e-book locates older humans as significant consumers of occupational treatment prone. It offers a accomplished source for college students and a simple operating reference for clinicians. The e-book encompasses present theories, debates and demanding situations which occupational therapists have to have interaction in in the event that they are to supply pro-active and promotional methods to growing older. particular insurance of physically constructions, services and pathologies leads onto chapters devoted to job, career and participation.

The ethos of the e-book is to encourage innovation within the perform of occupational remedy with older humans, selling profitable getting old that includes keep watch over and empowerment.

This re-creation has been totally revised and up-to-date. furthermore fresh fabric has been integrated on occupational transitions (retirement, frailty and finish of life); person views; public wellbeing and fitness together with advocacy, enablement and empowerment; humans getting into previous age with incapacity and psychological medical conditions; visible impairment; assistive know-how riding and ageism.

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These researchers suggested that there are three ways to age – normally (without disease or disability), optimally (in a facilitatory physical and social environment) or pathologically (with disease, such as dementia). Autonomy, agency, dignity and a positive sense of self have also been advocated as important elements in successful ageing (Glass 2003, Bowling and Illiffe 2006). Over the last 10 years, more user-focused definitions of successful ageing have developed. Older people’s definitions include being in good health, independence in everyday activity, personal resilience, autonomy and agency, financial and environmental security, ­ ­maintenance of social roles, activities and relationships, and a productive lifestyle (Phelan et al.

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