I am delighted to share with you in this blog, my work as an occupational therapist with a young man. This is only possible as I am working closely with his family and community partners. The DVD is five minutes long and I hope you can see how work/vocational potential can be actualised with the right support, at the right time
My special interest is community connections. During my last posting with NHS Lanarkshire, I was involved in designing an occupational therapy based leisure group in partnership with older adults and multi-agencies. This was open to ALL older adults and took place at the Time Capsule Leisure centre. It continues to attract around sixty older adults to the weekly group since 2009. Current leaders are looking into opening the group for an additional day as more older adults want to join in. This leisure group was chosen as the platform to launch Scotland’s first National Dementia strategy.
I would now welcome your reflections around this filming and any further discussion points it raises within you.
Many thanks for taking the time to view this blog.
My work involves timely occupational therapy input with the younger person with dementia and their family to live well within their community. In my current role I address self management issues within home, hospital, Care home settings, as well as within the wider community for example, work and/or leisure domain. I provide a consultancy role to OTs within our Board who are looking for specialist working knowledge in dementia care.