Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia demonstrate behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study correlates behaviors of ASD and behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of dementia in an older adult cohort. Results indicate significant similarities in these behaviors and opportunity for OT intervention across these neurological conditions.
Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Rhodus
Contributing Authors: Justin Barber, Erin Abner, Shoshana Bardach, and Gregory Jicha