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Sep 05 Passive Range of Motion Exercises for ALS Patients (Advance-SLP) -- Watch these videos produced by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. Read article »
Sep 05 Late and early onset Alzheimer's affect brain function in similar way (Medical News Today) -- New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge in both uninherited late onset and inherited early onset Alzheimer's disease. Read article »
Sep 05 Research could lead to improved treatments for stroke or other brain injuries (Medical News Today) -- Learning a new skill is easier when it is related to an ability we already have. For example, a trained pianist can learn a new melody easier than learning how to hit a tennis serve. Read article »
Aug 27 Ability to self administer medication after stroke associated with memory loss (Medical News Today) -- Screening stroke survivors for medication self-administration ability may be a useful approach to identifying memory deficits that contribute to poor outcomes. Read article »
Aug 27 Falls and fracture risk examined in patients with type 2 diabetes prescribed antihypertensive treatment (Medical News Today) -- It's time to question the common belief that patients receiving intensive blood pressure treatment are prone to falling and breaking bones. Read article »
Aug 27 Supporting the Loewenstein occupational therapy cognitive assessment using distributed user interfaces. (Medworm) -- Conclusions: The use of DUIs allows therapists to gather information that is unavailable using traditional assessment methods as well as adapt the system to patients' profile to increase the range of patients that are able to take this assessment. Read article »
Aug 27 Surprising research results could lead to new ways to help the visually impaired better navigate everyday life (Medical News Today) -- Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America.The Enactive Torch uses infra-red sensors to "see" objects in front of it. Read article »
Aug 07 Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency (Medical News Today) -- Researchers have found that not getting the recommended amounts of vitamin D could double the risk of older people developing forms of dementia such as Alzheimer2019s disease. Read article »
Aug 07 Evidence-based review of interventions for medically at-risk older drivers - Classen S, Monahan M, Auten B, Yarney A. (Medworm) -- OBJECTIVE. To conduct an evidence-based review of intervention studies of older drivers with medical conditions. METHOD. We used the American Occupational Therapy Association's classification criteria (Levels I-V, I = highest level of evidence) to ... (So Read article »
Aug 07 Assessment of the visual status of older adults on an orthopedic unit. (Medworm) -- CONCLUSION. Visual impairment is prevalent in older adults, yet visual function is not routinely screened in hospitals. Occupational therapists should routinely inquire about patients' visual status, inspect their glasses, and encourage regular eye examin Read article »
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