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.

Therapeutic Interventions

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The benefits of access to therapeutic activity 

The benefits of access to therapeutic activity for people with dementia are widely discussed within occupational therapy and mental health literature. Chandani and Hill (1990) state that a person’s ability to adapt and cope with stress and change is directly linked to their participation in meaningful activity. The authors further explain that it is essential to ensure that activity is researched and adapted for each individual person when it is used as a therapeutic tool to ensure that it is truly meaningful; there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapeutic interventions (Chandani and Hill 1990).

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