Oral Communication

Successful aging and occupational therapy

Prof Dominique GIROUXa

a Faculté de médecine, Université Laval - Québec

The aging population is a reality we must face up. However does aging necessarily mean disease and disability? Can we consider aging well in spite of disabilities? Additionnaly what does aging well mean? The conference will address the conditions conducive to successful aging and the important role occupational therapists plays promoting successful aging and, particularly among weak people and with loss of autonomy from data comming from recent studies.

Keywords : aging, weak person, occupational therapy