Alzheimer Scotland has been working with a group of occupational therapists in Scotland and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to share what and who occupational therapists are and how they CAN help you if you are living with dementia.
Last year we developed a postcard and it is being shared again during #DAW2017. We learnt last year, you liked the postcard but were looking for information on how to contact an occupational therapist. So this time we have added a space for an occupational therapist in your area to leave their contact details.
Occupation therapy improves health and wellbeing through participation in occupation
Occupational therapy CAN:
- Help you to use your strengths and abilities to stay active in your everyday life
- Help you make small changes to make life easier at home, in the community or at your work
- Advise family and friends on how to support you to live well with dementia
- Advise your family and friends on how to look after their own health
The same group of occupational therapists are building on the ideas shared in the postcard, and developing top tips for you based on the questions you ask us when we meet you. The three tips we are looking to include are:
- Staying active in everyday life to help you to keep doing what you enjoy and what’s important to you.
- Taking care of yourself to help you to look after your own health and stay connected to family and friends
- What you can do at home to make small changes to make life easier
We hope to have this completed by the end of September and will share this with you in a number of different ways including this blog.
Ask an occupational therapist……….
Are you looking for tips on how to manage day to day, to stay active and keep connected with your local community? Do you have a question on how occupational therapy CAN support you or your family? Leave a question on this blog post and we will do our best to answer or share resources with you that might help.