By Heather Jeng
Sept 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. Treating a person with a degenerative disease process requires focusing more on intact strengths and environmental factors than deficits. This is referred to as habilitative (vs rehabilitative) intervention. A common treatment challenge is making sound evidence-based decisions when designing and modifying the treatment plan. But evidence does not come only from research studies. In honor of all of our patients with Alzheimer’s, this post explores how evidence is generated every day in treatment sessions, and how clinicians can harness it to provide effective treatment with confidence.