Our AHP dementia policy is shaped evidence-based, shaped by not only people living with dementia, but also by listening to healthcare and industry experts.

The Connecting People, Connecting Support framework was developed as the result of our work undertaken with health and social care professionals, higher education institutions and AHP professional bodies through national and local engagement events and publications.


Collaboration with health and social care staff

National AHP publications

These publications highlight work carried out by AHPs in delivering improvement for people living with dementia and those who care for them, in different settings and environments:

Allied Health Professionals Dementia Champions: Agents of Change

  • features practice examples provided by some of the AHP Dementia Champions.

Allied Health Professionals Delivering Post-Diagnostic Support: Living Well with Dementia

  • showcases the role AHPs can play in post diagnostic support and includes best practice examples.

Allied Health Professionals Delivering Integrated Care: Living Well with Community Support

  • highlights the vital role of AHPs in delivering of integrated care, support and treatment for people with dementia.

National Engagement - Events and Film

A series of films have been created reflecting the views of healthcare, education and sector professionals. The titles listed below for reference. For more information and to obtain copies of these films, please contact Elaine Hunter.

  • Supporting people with dementia: A Supported self-management master class with Dr Claire Craig (15 March 2011)
  • Actions on Dementia : Dr Laura Gitlin’s keynote address on nonpharmacological interventions (31 July 2012)
  • Communicating and Making Connections in Dementia for over 200 occupational therapy students (8 October 2013)
  • Working with people living with dementia Contribution of occupational therapy (14 May 2014)
  • Connecting people, connecting support A one day conversation celebrating the best in Supported Self-Management for people with dementia and co-creating the future direction (22 September 2014)
  • Connecting people, connecting support Home Based Memory Rehabilitation (12 May 2016)