An empowered, qualified and highly skilled Allied Health Professionals workforce is key to realising the ambitions of the AHP Approach and our AHP dementia policy. 

The ambition of a skilled AHP workforce in Connecting People, Connecting Support aims for people living with dementia and their families to experience services that are led by AHPs who are skilled in dementia care as defined by the Promoting Excellence framework.

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

Building Bridges

Alzheimer Scotland’s AHP practice education programme supporting a skilled AHP workforce is called 'Building Bridges.

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.

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