Connecting People Connecting Support

Home Based Memory Rehabilitation

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Today we will be welcoming over a hundred and ninety eight people to Queen Margaret University developed in partnership with colleagues from Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, College of Occupational Therapy, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust with a live stream happening at the same time.  We are connecting  people and organisations together with a shared interest in the occupational therapy contribution to post diagnostic support.

You can watch the day from 10am today or after the event on our live stream link You click on the EventCast Tab and you will see the link to the live stream for the day called “Connecting People Connecting Support. Home Based Memory Rehabilitation” or you can follow us on our hash tag #OTHBMR.

The focus of the day is on Home Based Memory Rehabilitation (HBMR), a developing evidence based occupational therapy early intervention for people living with dementia. It aims to help people compensate for any memory difficulties affecting everyday functioning and engagement in occupation. The structured programme is person centred, encouraging new learned behaviours in the early stages of dementia, creating habits and routines which can then be relied upon over time as a self-management approach. However to hear what it is like to be involved in home based memory rehabilitation, it may be more helpful to watch this short film and hear what home based memory rehabilitation means to people living with dementia and their families.

Hope you can join us on our live stream or following us on twitter at #OTHBMR

For more information on home based memory rehabilitation, please find attached some more information :

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Allied Health Professionals Contribution to Delivering Post-Diagnostic Support. Living Well with Dementia .

A blog post last year by Rachel Goode

Home Based Memory Rehabilitation Programme: an Occupational Therapy early intervention for people living with dementia

And Emma Coutts

The Home Based Memory Rehabilitation Programme

Promoting safety in the home: The home-based Memory Rehabilitation Programme for persons with mild Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Mary P McGrath

There will be a blog posted about the day at on Friday too


Alison McKean

Alzheimer Scotland AHP Project Lead, Post Diagnostic Support

I am an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the field of dementia for over 14 years.  Over that time, I have seen many changes and am passionate about ongoing developments in Dementia Care.  I am delighted to have recently commenced a part time secondment as the Alzheimer Scotland AHP Project Lead in Post Diagnostic Support.

wendyWendy Chambers: Team lead occupational therapist, NHS Dumfries and Galloway


As a team lead occupational therapist in organic services in Dumfries and Galloway (dementia and learning disabilities), I am keen to ensure the services we provide are what people need, of a high quality and making a definate impact to help people and their families live well with dementia in Scotland.


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