Bennett S, Laver K, Voigt-Radloff S, Letts L, Clemson L, Graff M, Wiseman J, Gitlin L. Occupational therapy for people with dementia and their family carers provided at home: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open. 2019 Nov 1;9(11):e026308.
Summary of the article:
This systematic review aimed to determine the effect of occupational therapy provided at home had on individuals with dementia and their family carers. Aspects included activities of daily living, behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and quality of life. Findings suggest that occupational therapy provided at home may improve some outcomes for people with dementia and their family carers. There are recommendations made for future research based on the findings of this review the existing literature.