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WHY IS A TAILORED ACTIVITY PROGRAM IMPORTANT?      

The program has been shown in randomized trials to:

  • Improve quality of life of persons living with dementia
  • Reduce behavioral symptoms
  • Reduce caregiver time providing care
  • Improve caregiver engagement and sense of efficacy and overall wellbeing

In comparison to a control group, TAP resulted in significant cost savings in hospital, caregiver time, nursing home, respite care, and other fees:*

*Figures are per participant per month, based on a 6-month study

  • Six 50-minute online learning modules
  • Access to treatment manual, documentation binder, worksheets, forms, and select articles
  • A 2-hour (virtual) webinar training
  • Up to three coaching calls
  • Review of pre and post brief videos of activity engagement, and activity prescriptions for up to three cases
  • Access to a chat room to share and problem solve cases

TRAINING FORMAT

TAP ONLINE MODULES

ABOUT THE PROGRAM       

The Tailored Activity program (TAP): New Ways for Better Days is an evidence-based program designed for persons living with dementia and caregivers. TAP is an individualized, family-centric program providing occupational therapists (OTs) and other health professionals (who work closely with or are supervised by OTs) with tailored activities for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This tailored activity program is designed to align with individual abilities and interests and trains caregivers (formal and informal) in use of activities as part of daily care routines. The program is currently in use throughout the United States and in other countries including Brazil, Scotland, England, Australia, Hong Kong, and Chile.

TAP has been tested in several randomized trials. Studies consistently show reductions in behavioral symptoms, time spent in caregiving, and improvements in well-being of persons with dementia and caregivers. On-going evaluation of the program continues.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE    

Occupational Therapists (OTs) and other health professionals (who work closely with or are supervised by OTs) working in home care, community-based programs (adult day services), hospitals, and long-term care facilities are all eligible for this program. 

STANDARD PRICING       

$1,595*— Includes six learning modules, a 2-hour virtual training, up to three coaching calls, access to treatment manual, documentation binder, worksheets, and a two-year licensing agreement

Price varies by country and the number of persons enrolling. Please contact us for a cost estimate if you are seeking group training (five or more), not an occupational therapist, part of an OTD or other doctoral level program, or reside in a country outside of the USA.

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*After two-years, licensing renewal will cost $100.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

TAILORED ACTIVITY PROGRAM TESTIMONIALS  

"The TAP is a unique and powerful reasoning tool for rehabilitation in dementia. Its strong point is undoubtedly that of developing simple and concrete solutions to complex problems and situations. Its flexibility makes it adaptable to any care setting while respecting the cultural peculiarities and values of the caregivers. The empirical use of this method has proved effective in several Italian regions."
Alessandro Lanzoni

"(TAP) at its foundation is OT at its best. We integrated an amazing program on our hospital unit. It changes and expands the role of OTs to include behavioral management. It opened up new opportunities – more time with patients, more time with caregivers, and more time billed."
Occupational Therapist & Clinical Supervisor

"New Ways for Better Days has been extremely helpful in dealing with my mother and the OT has been very instrumental in providing both my mother and myself with many different ways to make our everyday routines much less stressful and more enjoyable."
Family Caregiver

NEW WAYS FOR BETTER DAYS

TAILORED ACTIVITY PROGRAM (TAP) FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA AND CAREGIVERS

NEW WAYS FOR BETTER DAYS

ONLINE TAILORED ACTIVITY PROGRAM (TAP) FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

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TRAINING MATERIALS

THE NEW NORMAL
Why We All Should Care About Aging

NEW WAYS FOR BETTER DAYS

TAILORING ACTIVITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA AND CAREGIVERS

IN THE NEWS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM       

This individualized, family-centric program provides people living with dementia with activities that are tailored to their abilities and interests and instructs caregivers (formal and informal) in the use of activities as part of daily care routines. The program is currently in use throughout the United States and in other countries including Brazil, Scotland, England, Australia, Hong Kong, and Chile.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?        

Occupational Therapists (OTs) and other health professionals (who work closely with or are supervised by OTs) working in home care, community-based programs (adult day services),  hospitals, and long-term care facilities. 

STANDARD PRICING       

$1,595*— Includes six learning modules, a 2-hour virtual training, up to three coaching calls, access to treatment manual, documentation binder, worksheets, and a two-year licensing agreement

Price varies by country and the number of persons enrolling. Please contact us for a cost estimate if you are seeking group training (five or more), not an occupational therapist, part of an OTD or other doctoral level program, or reside in a country outside of the USA.

REGISTER NOW!

*After two-years, licensing renewal will cost $100.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
INTRODUCED BY:
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Dean and Distinguished Professor
Drexel University

"Our new normal is an aging society. So how do we take care of older adults and care partners?"

QUESTIONS? WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

To request more information, please email tap@drexel.edu.