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Occupational Therapist

Geriatrics 215

Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Related OT Interventions


  • Describe how the aging process changes physiologic and neurologic functions relative to occupational performance
  • Describe common physiologic and neurologic disorders in older adults, particularly cardiac, respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, integumentary, and neurologic, their sequelae, and implications for OT practice
  • Discuss energy conservation, work simplification, and conditioning strategies that OTs typically use with aging adults to support occupational performance
  • Describe occupational-based interventions in the management of falls in the presence of physiologic and neurologic conditions
  • Discuss the psychological effects of physiologic and neurologic disorders in older adults

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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