The effectiveness of occupational therapy for persons with moderate and severe dementia

Dieter Korczak, Carola Habermann & Sigrid Braz
An occupational therapy tailored for persons concerned with moderate to severe dementia is effective. Occupational therapy applies in a targeted manner activities as therapeutic measure. Aim is a high quality of life in everyday life – also without drugs. Mental capacity and independence in daily routine shall be maintained as long as possible. Occupational therapy can be more cost-effective than medical treatment because it reduces the nursing expenditures.