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Occupational Therapist

COTA Skills 126
Working with Elders Who Have Psychiatric Conditions


  • Understand the prevalence of mental illness among elders
  • Discuss trends in approaches to support well-being, and circumvent the influences of diseases of meaning in daily life
  • Become acquainted with psychiatric diagnoses common among institutionalized and community dwelling elders
  • Describe the importance of considering both mental health and medical conditions when working with elders
  • Identify assessments commonly used by OT practitioners with elders who have mental illness
  • Describe intervention approaches commonly used with elders who have mental illness

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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