Let’s Talk about Dementia & Self-Directed Support

Hello, my name is Laura and I am the Self-Directed Support Manager in Alzheimer Scotland. It is my job to help people living with dementia and their families and carers to get more choice and control when they are accessing support via social work.

Self-Directed Support is a new piece of legislation that came into force in April 2014 and that legislation says that people should have more power, choice and control over the support they get. Scotland also has a ten year strategy for implementing Self-Directed Support and we are already over seven years into that strategy.

We know that many people still don’t know about Self-Directed Support and what benefits it might offer them. That is why myself and my colleague, Margo Sweeney, a Dementia Advisor in Glasgow, are working together to promote Self-Directed Support directly to people who haven’t had the opportunity to explore it before.

Information Cafes

As an experienced Dementia Advisor, Margo regularly organises Cafes for local people living with dementia and their family and friends to come together; to socialise and get accessible information and advice in a very informal way, and at a pace that suits them.

Margo felt quite strongly that occasions like Cafes would be the right environment for starting conversations about Self-Directed Support. However, she was equally keen that the Cafes should remain totally focussed on peer support, without agendas and speakers undermining this important ethos.
Therefore Margo and I have worked together to develop opportunities that have felt very close in format to a Cafe but with the upfront offer that I would be available to provide information and answer questions about Self-Directed Support. We put a bit of thought into how we would promote these events to people. To date we’ve described the events as Information Cafes. We chose this description to try and engage with people who may be very wary of participating in an activity that is described as a ‘meeting’ or a ‘workshop’. We have been keen to try and engage with people who may have never been to a meeting or sought help from Social Work in their entire life – to try to be as inclusive as possible.

We are very clear in the invitation that the event is about thinking about help people might need and getting information about how to access that. If you’ve never heard about Self-Directed Support before, met a social worker or had an assessment, the language and the event format are very important. If it’s overwhelming or unintentionally intimidating, people will feel put off, not empowered. We do mention Self-Directed Support but we make sure there are enough other plain English terms in there that will attract people with dementia and their family and friends to attend. Oh and we also emphasise the cuppa and cake!

We have been promoting the Information Cafes to people who have come to the Glasgow Dementia Advisors with enquiries or to people who regularly attend Cafes and other activities in Glasgow. As should happen with a genuine pilot project, we’ve had mixed results. The first event we ran at Bridgeton Resource Centre in November 2016 had over 20 attendees and there was a real buzz about the session. On the other hand, only one person turned up to the second session in February 2017. However, we got to have such an in-depth conversation with her and we were able to really tailor the information to her specific situation. There is such a value in that because trying to explain Self-Directed Support in very general terms can seem meaningless and vague. It’s much better to have quality conversations about someone’s life and relate Self-Directed Support to that.

With that in mind, Margo and I encourage people to follow up with either of us, if they want to explore Self-Directed Support a bit more in future. We try to be really clear that it’s ok if people don’t feel like they “get it” the first time they hear about it.

We’ve had many quality conversations with people at Information Cafes about Self-Directed Support. When we had explained the new Self-Directed Support legislation to one woman, she was quite perplexed and asked us, why, if SDS was such a big change that people had to know about, had there never been TV adverts to promote it, like there were with Power of Attorney. We think this is a very good question….

After hearing other carer’s experiences shared at the Information Cafe, a second carer told us:

“Until today I thought it was just me getting nowhere with getting any help from Social Work. I thought I was doing something wrong and it was my fault. But now I realise you’re all having the same problem.”

During really good conversations is a great time to raise the topic of Self-Directed Support so I do also try to attend Cafes at other times, so people get used to seeing me and so they are reminded about Self-Directed Support, even if in a very subtle way. I get the impression that for some people, I’m the woman who reminds them of that thing they need to get round to doing. We need to respect the fact that timing is key for families affected by dementia. People need to have access to information and then be encouraged to follow up with us when the time is right for them. We are talking about increased choice and control, after all.

We have also started to invite external colleagues from Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) to our Information Cafes. GCIL provide support to people in Glasgow who are organising their own support. They provide advice and have many years of experience of supporting Personal Assistant employers. A representative from GCIL has attended one of our Information Cafes and talked about their potential role supporting people living with dementia, as well as providing useful information resources.

GCIL are a key organisation in Glasgow for people who direct their own support and we are really keen to work in partnership with them. We want people with dementia and carers to know about them and get to know what services they offer. When people with dementia and carers feel the time is right for getting more support, we want them to know about as many local allies as possible.

Sharing ideas

Margo and I wanted to share what we’ve been doing in Glasgow and to find out if other people and organisations are trying similar things. It’s good to share what is happening and what works (and what doesn’t!).

We don’t think what we are doing is rocket science or by any means perfect. We are trying things and tweaking them as we go, reacting to how things play out. We do know that explaining Self-Directed Support can be complex and different messages work for different people. We’ve been struck by the number people who may have literacy issues. Providing face to face, well-paced information is really important. This reinforces the need to provide personalised support at every stage.

We are just trying to create as many opportunities as possible to visit and revisit Self-Directed Support for people who might not have it on their radar yet. We want to keep building on this work, reflecting further on what does and does not work and adapting it as needed. We very much want to look at ways of actively involving people living with dementia in discussions about Self-Directed Support as early as possible in their diagnosis – to support their involvement in planning ahead for how they wish to be supported in the future.

The reality is that the barriers, delays and obstacles faced by people who are trying to access Self-Directed Support make this very difficult to achieve. We hope through our ongoing informal conversations promoting the rights of people with dementia, to be able to collect ‘case studies’ as evidence to challenge the unacceptable barriers that people are encountering.

We must never forget that the power, choice and control should lie with the person with living dementia. We all have a long way to go before we see Self-Directed Support delivering as it should for supported people in Scotland but this is what we are trying in this patch.

As well as the work I am doing with Margo, I’m also working with many Dementia Advisors, Link Workers and other internal and external colleagues across Scotland to promote Self-Directed Support to more people living with dementia and carers. We are trying different things in different localities, depending on what we think might work.

Let’s talk self-directed support

I’m also keen to hear from anyone else who is interested in promoting Self-Directed Support to people with dementia and we can have a chat about where to start. We know lots of people are already out there doing this work; we look forward to hearing about your experiences; the pitfalls and the successes!

See also

This booklet on Self-Directed Support is for people with dementia, their families, friends and supporters. Professionals should refer to the latest Scottish Government guidance on operating self-directed support schemes at http://www.selfdirectedsupportscotland.org.uk

https://www.alzscot.org/assets/0002/5189/SDS_Leaflet_FINAL.pdf

This week’s blog is by :

Laura Finnan Cowan
Self-Directed Support Manager
@Lafinnco
As Alzheimer Scotland’s Self-Directed Support Manager, Laura’s job is to help make it easier for people living with dementia to access Self-Directed Support. Laura can support individual enquiries, give talks and info sessions about Self-Directed Support to groups and provide advice and training to professionals.

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Scotland’s Dementia Awards #SDA17

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On the 21st September we celebrated the sixth Scotland’s Dementia Awards. These awards celebrate and recognise projects and teams who demonstrate innovation, creativity and best practice in the support of people with dementia and those who care for them. The awards are a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. 

WINNER: Best Acute Care InitiativeImproving the journey for people with dementia in the acute hospital setting – a collaborative approach. NHS Forth Valley

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This NHS Forth Valley project aimed to improve the acute hospital journey for people with dementia by reducing the number of late and/or multiple transfers a person experienced. It involved collaboration across various specialities, with all teams working towards a shared goal. Through this way of working the team have managed to significantly increase the number of people with dementia transferred before 8pm (from 52% to 92%) and reduce multiple moves from 33% to less than 2%. As a result, they have evidence of improved patient, carer and staff experiences with regards to this area of care.”

WINNER: Best Innovation in Continuing Care GAME. NHS Ayrshire & Arran with ‘Onside Ayrshire’ Community Resource

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“In relation to hospital care for older people, person-centred care, quality of life, compassion, dignity, respect and maintaining independence are vital. In ward 3 at Woodland View, we recognised there was a variation in our approach to supporting person-centred care in assessing… and planning meaningful activity. Our improvement project focussed on working with families, carers and patients, with the aim of improving quality of life and meaningful outcomes for people with dementia using the Pool Activity Level (PAL). The project team developed a bundle approach to support effective implementation of the 5 key elements of the PAL instrument; personal history, assessment, identification of activity level, activity plan, and review of the plan.”

WINNER: Best Community Support InitiativeBoogie At The Bar. The Active Aberdeen Partnership, The Foundry, Aberdeen Health & Social Care Partnership, Alzheimer Scotland and M&S Bank.

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“Boogie at the Bar is a dementia-friendly afternoon disco at The Foundry pub in Aberdeen. It started after a conversation between Anne Duncan, whose husband Bill was diagnosed with dementia in 2011 and Paula Bisset, Development Officer with Sport Aberdeen. Anne and Bill love to dance, but they didn’t want a tea dance – they wanted to go to a disco!

“Anne then met with Sport Aberdeen, The Wellbeing Team (Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership), Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust and Alzheimer Scotland. AFCCT suggested The Foundry and Alzheimer Scotland involved the local Branch of Marks & Spencer Bank (who provide the food). Boogie at the Bar is a chance for people with dementia, carers and relations to come together, enjoy a drink and dance with old and new friends. The dance floor is never empty!”

WINNER: Best Dementia Friendly Community InitiativeRelaxed Checkout. Alzheimer Scotland and Tesco Forres

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“The Relaxed Checkout began with Tesco Forres staff finding out more about dementia by becoming Dementia Friends. It was designed to be inclusive for anyone who might need more time. This initiative has captured the attention of the media and has resulted in global approval, with media coverage in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. The BBC Facebook post has been viewed over 11 million times. The idea has already been replicated in supermarkets in Lockerbie, Annan and Barnstaple, as well as supermarkets in America.”

WINNER: Most Innovative PartnershipDementia Awareness Within HMP Shotts. Alzheimer Scotland and HMP Shotts.

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“Prisoners have a higher rate than the general population of several dementia risk factors, including head injury, smoking, drug and alcohol misuse, and low educational attainment. However, there has been very little research into dementia in prison; we do not know how many people are… living with dementia in prison and we know very little about the experience of living with dementia in prison from the perspective of the person, their visiting family and friends, or staff. Over the last 18 months, this project between HMP Shotts and Alzheimer Scotland engaged 202 prisoners and 55 staff in dementia awareness and information sessions and 40+ family/ friends within the visitors’ centre.”

LIfetime Achievement Award: Henry Rankin

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Former Committee Member and former Chair of the Scottish Dementia Working Group. Longstanding dementia campaigner. Find out more about Henry – Living and Learning with Dementia.

The Sunday Post digital team came along to the event and filmed some great short videos with the winners. Meet the winners from Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017  Watch them here.

Connecting people, connecting support – Executive summary

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Last week we launched a new AHP policy document, Connecting people, connecting support to help improve the lives of people with dementia and those caring for them. It was developed through collaborative working with the Scottish Government, the allied health professional community and the experiences of people living with dementia, and is one of the key commitments outlined in Scotland’s third national dementia strategy (2017-2020) and is one of the six identified national priorities of the Active and Independent Living Programme (ALIP). In this week’s blog we are sharing the executive summary although a  copy of the full report can be sourced at https://www.alzscot.org/assets/0002/7356/AHP_Report_2017_WEB.pdf.

What is Connecting people, connecting support?

Connecting people, connecting support is about how allied health professionals (AHPs) in Scotland can improve their support for people with dementia, their families and carers (people living with dementia) to enable them to have positive, fulfilling and independent lives for as long as possible.

Who is Connecting People, Connecting Support for?

Connecting people, connecting support will be of interest not only to people living with dementia and practising AHPs, but also integration joint boards, health boards, health and social care managers and practitioners, AHP leaders, social services and the third and independent sector.

The vision

Connecting people, connecting support will ensure the rehabilitation skills and expertise of the AHP workforce have an even greater positive impact on the lives, experiences and outcomes of people living with dementia than is currently the case. The aspiration is that people living with dementia have better access to a range of AHPs regardless of age or place of residence, early in their diagnosis and throughout their illness.

Evidence for action

As well as evidence developed through research, Connecting people, connecting support draws heavily on evidence collected by Alzheimer Scotland from people living with dementia, a scoping exercise on post-diagnostic support and research on AHP consultants. The evidence for action therefore reflects three sources:

  • conversations with people living with dementia using appreciative inquiry approaches to support participants to effect self-determined change by identifying what works best for them
  • collaboration with health and social care practitioners, higher education institutions and AHP professional bodies through engagement events and publications
  • evidence from research, literature reviews and scoping evaluations.

All the evidence examples can be seen at www.alzscot.org/ahp

The AHP approach

The approach aims to maximise the AHP contribution to high-quality, cost-effective dementia services that are tailored to the needs of individuals, reflect the best available evidence and are delivered by a skilled AHP workforce.

The AHP approach focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on five key elements.

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The elements are presented separately, but must be considered collectively within the overall AHP assessment and rehabilitation approach for individuals.

What will Connecting People, Connecting Support deliver?

The aim is to ensure that AHP practice and AHP-led interventions for people living with dementia is underpinned by four principles.

  • A human rights-based approach will be at the forefront of each and every AHP interaction, with an emphasis on participation and empowerment, and recognition of personhood, identity and value.
  • AHPs will deliver services to people living with dementia using the biopsychosocial approach to rehabilitation, integrating the five key elements of the AHP approach, best clinical practice and what people say is important to them.
  • Dementia is every AHP’s business, offering services in dementia-aware environments, with people living with dementia being active contributors to the AHP rehabilitation process.
  • AHPs will adapt and tailor their rehabilitation interventions, taking into account the individual and at times changing needs of people living with dementia.

What will Connecting People, Connecting Support achieve?

Local implementation of the AHP approach will result in:

  1. enhanced access for people living with dementia to AHP-led information, supported self-management and targeted interventions to tackle the symptoms of dementia
  2. partnership and integration, contributing to a personal-outcomes approach, multiagency pathways and integrated models of care
  3. skilled AHP workforce in dementia care, with a commitment to leadership for transforming AHP practice
  4. innovation, improvement and research, utilising and generating research and integrating improvement science within everyday AHP practice.

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Connecting people, connecting support. A framework for integrating the contribution of allied health professionals in Scotland

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To help improve the lives of people with dementia and those caring for them, a new framework has been created for restructuring and integrating the contribution of allied health professionals (AHP’s) to dementia care so that these professionals are working to greatest effect.

Developed through collaborative working with the Scottish Government, the allied health professional community and the experiences of people living with dementia, the newly created Connecting People, Connecting Support framework features as one of the key commitments outlined in Scotland’s third national dementia strategy (2017-2020) and will now be implemented by Alzheimer Scotland’s national AHP Consultant in tandem with the newly formed Alzheimer Scotland AHP Dementia Forum and other key stakeholders.

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The new evidence informed policy with a foreword from the Minster for Mental Health was launched on Monday, September 25 at Alzheimer Scotland’s national office in Edinburgh. The celebration and “blether” event was welcomed by Jacqui Lunday-Johnstone, Chief Health Professions Officer from the Scottish Government, Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, alongside representatives from the Scottish Dementia Working Group and key stakeholders.

Allied health professionals are a distinct group of health professionals who apply their specific expertise to improve health, prevent illness, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and conditions working across all sectors and specialities. This new framework aims to deliver a more unified approach to dementia care by delivering the right care, in the right place, at the right time and by improving the overall experiences of lives of people with dementia.

Speaking at the Connecting People, Connecting Support celebration launch event, Jacqui Lunday-Johnstone, Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government, said: “The launch of our new allied health profession dementia policy is an important step forward and I would like to extend my thanks for all the work completed to help us reach this stage.

Connecting People, Connecting Support is not only the first policy of its kind for Scotland, it presents all AHPs, regardless of profession or service setting, with a great opportunity to realise their full skill-sets and work in new ways to deliver support and enablement for people with dementia.”

Henry Simmons, Alzheimer Scotland, Chief Executive, commented: “Today’s event is a celebration of all the hard work from everyone involved to date and of the successful collaborative working that has led us to this point. The new commitments as outlined in Scotland’s progressive and ambitious third national dementia strategy build on existing guarantees and take us closer to delivering a high quality, person centred service for people with dementia and their families, from the point of diagnosis to the end of life. Going forward we hope that enter into a new chapter that reflects a new synergy between the world of allied health professionals and their expertise and the lives of people with dementia.”

Elaine Hunter, National Allied Health Professions Consultant from Alzheimer Scotland, added: “I am delighted and honoured to be launching our first AHP dementia policy outlining our contribution to the transformation in services across Scotland. Today’s celebration event offered us the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the writing on this document which aims to help make a positive different to lives of people living with dementia.”
Please click the link to download a copy of and let us know what you think? Connecting People, Connecting Support – transforming the allied health professionals’ contribution to supporting people living with dementia in Scotland, 2017-2020.

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Building capacity in the SDWG committee by Henry Rankin

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A new training programme for the SDWG’s committee has seen members discuss everything from different types of dementia to LGBT equality. Here member Henry Rankin blogs about his experience of the training sessions, led by Alzheimer Scotland Training Officer Jenn Hall, and how they contribute to the SDWG’s priority of ‘Building Capacity’.

I have really enjoyed the training so far. It’s been done in small groups so you get more chances to speak –that’s why it works so well, because you’re not frightened to ask questions like you might be in a big group. I think it’s a thing that should be done each year for committee. Jenn was an excellent trainer: she was explaining everything and checking we understood. People were happy to ask her questions and she was very honest and informed in her answers.

The training is important because we want to be informed and welcoming for new members.  I think over the years we have improved dramatically but we need fresh faces coming in so you can hear different points of view, things that will help the group. I think it’s a breath of fresh air having new people – you get to know what interests them, what we can do to help them. They can raise current issues, for example around the year of post-diagnostic support that people are entitled to.

SDWG’s 2017 committee and staff team. (Photograph by Lewis Houghton)

Understanding Dementia

The first training we did was on different types of dementia. Our group is good for the simple reason that most of us have different types of dementia – you’ve got Korsakoff’s, Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia. I’m very interested in knowing about these so I’ve used my iPad to look up each type which I find fascinating. I wasn’t told much about my type of dementia when I was diagnosed. I think the information you are given now is much better but trying to find things out on an iPad was very difficult, so I really enjoyed the training session.

It’s good to know what kind of dementia people have because you’ll find that everybody in the group can tell you a story about their dementia and it’s good to hear these stories. You’ve got to feel confident that people understand you and your particular type of dementia to be able to contribute. It can take away your confidence when people don’t understand.

Dementia and Equalities

The training about equality and LGBT issues was great because it was so interesting. I felt embarrassed when I said “I don’t know anybody who is gay” and Jenn said “shake hands with me – you’ve met one now.” I thought that was classic. It didn’t make any difference to me – she gave that information not knowing how I would react and I think that’s great of her.

It’s important for the group to know these things because we need to be able to welcome new members who are LGBT and have their own issues because of that. I don’t think many of us knew anything about gay rights at all but it was so interesting to find out. All I knew about LGBT issues was seeing a Pride parade once when I was in Brighton visiting my son. I just stood back and watched. It was peaceful, bright and colourful and everybody was celebrating. It was great.

SDWG committee members learn about the significance of the rainbow flag to the LGBT community.

All in all, the training has been excellent. If you enjoy something you will get a lot out of it and remember lots. If you don’t enjoy something you won’t go back.

It’s made a big difference to me – I’ve enjoyed them and I’m looking forward to the third one. I go home bright and bubbly afterwards and talk about what we’ve learned with my family. I say to my wife “I’m learning about things that you don’t know about yet!”. People keep saying that people with dementia can’t learn but with these things I do remember some things vividly. People with dementia can still learn. We are still learning and building the group all the time.

Henry has also recently co-produced a film with fellow SDWG members Geordie Woods and Pat McGonigal and the Untold Motion Picture Company entitled ‘Living and Learning with Dementia’ which explores the theme of learning with dementia through looking at these members’ experiences of I.T. training. You can watch the film by clicking here.

This blog was originally posted on the Scottish Dementia Working Group blog at http://www.sdwg.org.uk/blog/building-capacity-through-committee-training-by-henry-rankin/ and we are delighted to share on our blog too.

Please leave any comments for the @S_D_W_G 

Thank you for reading.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a national campaigning group for people with dementia. We are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland

With speech and language therapy you CAN…

So how CAN a Speech & Language Therapist help you to live with dementia?

Alzheimer Scotland has been working with our partners at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists to launch a new post card to celebrate Worlds Alzheimer’s month #WAM2017.

Speech & Language Therapy services are available all over Scotland. You can talk to your GP, and mental health services and NHS boards have details of local speech and language therapy services which you can be referred to or you can refer yourself. Speech & Language Therapists help improve your health and wellbeing by supporting you if you have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Speech and language therapy CAN …

  • Help you find strategies to communicate successfully in different situations
  • Help give you confidence to join in conversations and participate in the activities you enjoy
  • Support family, friends, colleagues and carers to adapt to your communication needs
  • Give advice on how to compensate for any difficulties eating drinking and swallowing

 Ask a Speech and Language Therapist …

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Thank you for reading our blog. Please leave a comment or a question to keep us talking about dementia and how speech and language therapy CAN help you.

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Other postcards we have developed in partnership with the allied health professional sharing who they are and how they CAN help.


Alzheimer Scotland Occupational Therapy interns

This time last year we were just finishing our summer as occupational therapy interns with Alzheimer Scotland. The internship was a busy 12 week period in which we worked on a range of projects and met lots of wonderful and interesting people.

Earlier this year we submitted abstracts to the Royal College of Occupational Therapy to display some of this work on posters at their annual conference. We were both fortunate to be accepted to display posters and Marianne was also selected to take part in a facilitated poster discussion. The conference took place in Birmingham on the 19th and 20th June with over 1500 delegates.

Attending the conference gave us lots of opportunities to speak with many occupational therapists from across the UK and further afield. We stood near our posters in between conference sessions so that we were able to chat to people and answer questions. People were very interested to hear about our posters and to talk about creative ways of understanding occupation and sharing information, especially using social media as this was a theme in both of our posters.

Rachel’s poster provided a summary of the @AHPdementia Instagram project which aimed to share knowledge and raise awareness of occupation, health and wellbeing over the course of dementia. Rachel posted her own photos on @AHPdementia Instagram with information about occupation and tips for living well with dementia. This is a project that the interns in 2017 have developed further. Whilst Marianne’s poster summarised her exploration of capturing meaningful occupation in photographs, which helped to inform one of our joint projects during the internship. Marianne took photos over the course of a day to document being an occupational therapy intern and to think about what is important to her.

People were also very interested to learn more about the internships in general and we were very happy to talk about our experiences from Alzheimer Scotland and working with the Scottish Dementia Working Group. We had a very enjoyable two days at the conference hearing from lots of different speakers and talking to people about our own work. We hope that people enjoyed seeing our posters and hearing about the Alzheimer Scotland occupational therapy internships. We also hope that this year’s interns have had a great experience and look forward to hearing about their projects too.

Have you done any work that you could share at a conference? Why not email us at Rachel Bew @RachelB_OT  or Marainne Wallace @MWallaceOT and share your stories.

And finally, let’s keep talking about dementia

Thank you for supporting our recent blogs by our occupational therapy interns and AHP volunteers, we hope you enjoyed reading them.  Let’s Talk about Dementia, is a blog hosted and supported by Alzheimer Scotland and led by allied health professional colleagues.

Let’s Talk about Dementia aims to share the work and practice of the allied health professionals in relation to dementia care. It aims to offer advice for people living with dementia, their carers, partners and families – focussing on topics that range from diet and physical activity, to keeping engaged with your community or remaining at home for as long as you would like. This blog can also be a source of information for other health and social care professional colleagues.

Let’s Talk about Dementia will:

  • Cover a range of topics and offer practical ideas, hint and tips
  • Share allied health professionals’ knowledge and expertise
  • Share links to useful resources
  • Share the work of Alzheimer Scotland
  • Share resources that you may not be aware of
  • Allow you to engage with us, share resources and discuss issues.

What else would you like to see posted in our blog posts? We would love to hear from you.