Working with patients with mental impairments or disorders in the rehab setting often requires special understanding, training and patience. At this year’s AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville, Jeanna Conder, OTR/L, MBA, Senior Director of Clinical Operations for RehabCare, provided students and attendees with tangible solutions for caring for this population of patients. Jeanna addressed the occasional uneasiness that therapists (especially new therapists) can encounter when treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mental health conditions. She shared strategies for dealing with issues ranging from grooming to foul language. Participants took notes and had the opportunity to ask Jeanna questions directly after the session ended.

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By RehabCare