Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Dr. Karen Hebert
Meaningful interventions, dementia, loneliness
This capstone project focused on the implementation of meaningful interventions to support the quality of life in individuals with dementia. Those with dementia often lack the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities, leading to increased loneliness and decreased quality of life. Individual and group sessions were administered to eight participants over the course of fourteen weeks. Progress was tracked through feedback surveys and pre-test/post-test assessments. This project found that engaging in meaningful activities helps to support quality of life while also decreasing feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.
Blasius, Keelan N., "Enhancing Life: Promoting Meaningful Interventions to Support Individuals with Dementia" (2022). Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations. 73.