Hi I work in the acute setting, as part of the medical team. Until recently we used the MoCA to assess cognition, but are no longer able to use this due to now needing to be accredited. Has anyone else had this problem, and what are you using now that is appropriate in this area. Thanks
Hi, with the recent changing research on the harm of red meat, I was wondering to what extent other Occupational Therapists consider nutritional advice as a key consideration of many interventions. Often we need to identify alternative foods and hydration when impairments and the home environment limit food preparation ?
Did you know that today is International Older Persons’ Day, or International Day for Older People? I didn’t (and I have a passion for older adult care and was the Older Adults Lead for The Hub before my new voluntary role) so I thought I’d share a few links relevant: ‘We need to stand up now’ for the elderly: urges UN rights expert on World Day https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1048252 Age UK & Age International on International Day of Older Persons https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sunderland/about-us/news/articles/2017/international-day-of-older-persons/ & https://ageukblog.org.uk/tag/international-day-of-older-persons/ & https://www.ageinternational.org.uk Action for Elders https://www.actionforelders.org.uk/appeal/older-peoples-day Do you have any good ones for sharing? Share them as a comment! Thank-you, enjoy the rest of your day....and go hug a parent/grandparent, make an older age neighbour a cup of tea or do a quick food shop, ask someone about their life story. If you care about an older adult, today is as better day as any to show them. Best wishes, Shelley And, keeping track of ‘awareness days’: https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-day-of-older-persons-2019/