Author Archives: Tommy Tan

Activities of Daily Living

Activity of daily living

What does this term “Activities of Daily Living” mean? The term “Activities of Daily Living” or ADLs for short is a term used to describe the fundamental skills required to taking care for oneself independently, such as eating, bathing, and mobility. The term “Activities of Daily Living” was first coined by Sidney Katz in 1950. […]

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation

Is Physical Therapy important to a person with dementia? According to the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER[1]), it is possible to prevent cognitive decline using a multidomain intervention among older at-risk individuals. The study lists a number of interventions including diet, exercise, cognitive and social. In particular, the exercise […]