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This Activities Program Engages and Calms People with Dementia

September 5, 2019

From the nextavenue website

For people with dementia, having nothing to do can contribute to agitation, frustration and a feeling of loss of control and well-being. It is a situation family caregivers often encounter.

Laura Gitlin, distinguished professor and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia has spent more than three decades developing non-pharmacological behavioral approaches to helping adults with dementia age in place.

Gitlin’s most recent approach, the Tailored Activity Program (TAP), has been shown to help manage critical behavioral symptoms in people with dementia while reducing the caregiver’s burden.

Learn more about TAP

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