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Meeting the Challenge: Role in a Geriatric Day Hospital

Occupational Therapy Geriatric

During the eight months following the loss of her spouse, Mrs. J.'s functioning has deteriorated gradually. She no longer attends church selVices and has lost interest with her volunteer work at the local hospital. Once perceived as outgoing and enthusiastic, Mrs. J. no longer accepts invitations from friends and appears increasingly anxious and withdrawn during family visits.