Assignment on Intervention for Older Adults

Intervention for Older Adults This assignment will provide an opportunity to learn therapeutic modality and intervention skill(s) by examining scholarly literature related to interventions for certain disorders in older adults.

Select both (a) type of disorder (Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis, chronic pain), and (b) type of intervention (e.g. music therapy, animal-assisted therapy, yoga). Search for a research article published between 2011 and 2021 that includes a type of intervention and a type of disorder, such as an article on the effects of animal-assisted therapy with older adults with dementia, problem-solving therapy for older adults with a chronic disease, music therapy for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease, cognitive stimulation therapy for older adults with dementia, art therapy for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, psychoeducation for family caregivers, mindfulness-based therapy for older adults with anxiety, interpersonal therapy for older adults with depression, therapeutic drama for older adults with depression, etc.).

Section 1. Describe the selected intervention for older adults with the selected certain disorder (e.g., What is animal-assisted therapy? How could the intervention be used with older adults with Alzheimer’s disease?). In what setting(s) can the intervention be used (e.g., assisted living facilities, memory clinics, nursing homes, independent living facilities, hospitals)? You may use a textbook, supplementary book, or other articles for descriptions of the selected intervention.

Section 2. Identify one research article, published between 2010 and 2021, that reports empirical data (no systematic review or meta-analyses, no conceptual articles) to evaluate direct practice with older adults related to the selected intervention.

  1. Describe in detail the research methodology (design, recruitment process, sampling, measures).
  2. Summarize the article and discuss the study findings and conclusions.
  3. Evaluate and discuss the significance of the findings for direct practice with older adults.

Section 3. Discuss why and how your selected intervention will be of value to the population that you have selected. Identify and discuss specific issues and concerns to consider in serving this particular population.

Section 4. Present specific plans for two sessions of your selected intervention. Articulate your goal for each session. In detail, describe your plan for implementing this intervention with this group. How will you know whether your intervention has been successful?

This paper should range from 8 to 10 pages (no more than 10 pages, excluding title and reference pages). Follow APA style (7th ed.) Use 1-inch margins, double spacing, and Times New Roman 12-point typeface. A tutorial on APA style can be found at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. Failure to follow APA style will reduce the grade substantiall