Tag: Blogs & Columns

H. pylori and Parkinson’s Disease

Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium often present in upper GI tract in gastric ulcers. This bacterium has been shown to compromise levodopa absorption in the gut, thus limiting its effect. Levodopa with carbidopa (Sinemet) is often a drug of choice for patients…

Challenging Geriatric Patients

Giving older patients the push they need to get results. We talk a lot about the soft ageism of low expectations. Simply put, we often fail to ask our older patients to complete tasks that are challenging enough to create meaningful change. Nowhere is…

De-clutter Your Workspace!

OTs are notorious pack rats We are two weeks into the New Year. When the calendar rolls over, many people make resolutions. We all know the standard resolutions: lose weight, eat better, exercise and get organized. The last resolution has hit me pretty hard…

Occupational Therapy for Daily Tasks

Careful as I typically am, icy conditions recently got the best of me. I slipped and fell, causing me to break my left wrist; and I am left-handed. These few weeks since my injury have given me an increased appreciation for the challenges of…

Therapy Minimalism

Therapy materials can make intervention easier or they can get in the way. Sometimes we don’t need as many materials as we think. In the film, “The Minimalists,” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus describe how we can become so caught up with collecting…

Sometimes It’s Just a Job

I received some valuable advice years ago. An experienced administrator told me, “Sometimes it’s just a job, and sometimes it’s your career.” I was confused and I didn’t know what she meant. “Isn’t it always your career?” I asked. She explained that technically, yes,…

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