There are approximately 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland.

The experience of the illness is subjective and unique to each individual. Effectively tackling the symptoms of dementia requires a coordinated range of health and social care interventions.

Skilled AHP Workforce

Higher education institutions & AHP Professional Bodies

  • Alzheimer Scotland and Queen Margaret University, with the involvement of SDWG and NDCAN, have developed an AHP MSc. module: “Developing Rights-Based Practice for AHP’s working with People Living with Dementia, their Families and Carers” beginning on 27 September 2016.
  • Information on the course content can be found in the MSc AHP Module leaflet..

For more information, please contact Elaine Hunter, National AHP Consultant.

Information on the Alzheimer Scotland AHP practice placement and intern programme can be found in our Building Bridges document. A summary of the programme can be found in this poster presentation

Further resources

Occupational therapy intern projects and Scottish Dementia Working Group

Roots to Occupation

Post Diagnostice Resource

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