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Alzheimer’s Disease Today: An Interview with PhD Candidate and Researcher Isaac Bishof

I’m excited to share with you all my first interview for My OT Spot with Isaac Bishof. Isaac is a PhD candidate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and his focus is on Alzheimer’s disease research. Isaac is studying how a group of proteins influence Alzheimer’s disease. He and his team are looking at the molecular mechanism of […]

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quick reference guide for occupational therapy

Review of “Quick Reference to Occupational Therapy”

When I started working in inpatient rehab, I felt totally clueless to all the conditions I was seeing. My favorite and most-used resource during that time was the Quick Reference Guide to Occupational Therapy by Kathlyn L. Reed.  It has been massively useful at times when I need to look up something very specific fast. I use this book regularly and […]

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Caregiver burnout occupational therapy

Educating Clients To Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout, caregiver stress, and caregiver exhaustion. Whatever you choose to call it, caregiver burnout among all settings and diagnoses is unfortunately a very real and very common phenomenon. It not only affects caregivers’ mental health but their physical health as well. Studies show that at this time, 43.5 million people (or 18%) of the U.S. […]

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skilled occupational therapy

Is What I’m Doing Skilled?

You always want to be sure that what you’re working on with your patients requires truly skilled occupational therapy and also provides them with the best possible outcome. We also need to ensure our services are skilled and medically necessary; that they require an OT to complete the intervention (we want to avoid a denial at all costs!). […]

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