Development of a process model with dementia specific strategies to optimize quality of life for long term care residents
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With a thorough review of 156 studies encapsulated in a special issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) on occupational therapy services for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) (Padilla, 2011), there was no commonly shared rationale or approach for occupational therapists working with this population. This study's purpose was to further the Lived Environment Life Quality (LELQ) Model and complement it with the creation of a process model by engaging in a theory building process. To do so, the study sought to understand how expert occupational ...