CMH Therapy Offers Cognitive Therapy along with their Occupational Therapy Services

Feb 9, 2024 | Notices & Announcements

The goal for Occupational Therapy and functional cognition is to assess individual’s cognition as is related to Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s). ADL’s encompass tasks including dressing and personal hygiene where IADL’s include medication management, caregiver training, and home or community management (shopping).

Statistics:

  • 14 million older adults suffer from mild cognitive impairment or other more severe disorders affecting the memory
  • 16% of people with mild cognitive impairment develop dementia each year
  • 80% of individuals with mild cognitive impairment will develop dementia within six years

Studies have shown they will have a better prognosis if seen early for cognitive rehabilitation.

Therapy will assist with maintaining the individual’s independence with use of task or environmental modifications, implementation of assistive devices, and incorporating both physical and cognitive training as is related to daily life.

Cognitive skills consist of:

  •  Safety awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Visual-perception and processing
  • Planning

Community Memorial Hospital Outpatient Therapy department offers Cognitive Therapy through Occupational Therapy.  Contact us today at 605-475-7390 to schedule a consultation.

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