New dementia information booklet
An information booklet has been produced by the Community Occupational Therapy (OT) Service to support people with dementia, their family and carers.
Thebooklet is designed to help people with dementia, their families and carers to consider the current and potential issues that may arise in the home environment, and also in the wider community. Possible sources of further help and advice are given and some practical solutions are suggested.
The Scottish Government has identified dementia as a national priority, and the "Living Well at Home with Dementia" booklet was devised in response to their National Dementia Strategy. One of the objectives of this strategy is for people with dementia, their families and carers to receive good quality information, and be able to access care, support and advice easily. Therefore, this booklet was developed by a group of Community Occupational Therapists to provide practical suggestions, information on available services and how to access support within West Lothian.
It can be used by:-
- Professionals, to signpost people with dementia/families/carers to services and support.
- People with dementia/families/carers, for advice/suggestions about issues with day to day tasks.
- For further information, or copies of this booklet, please contact the Community Occupational Service
The Community OT Service have also utilised the Scottish Government's "Promoting Excellence Framework" to deliver dementia training to the team to ensure they have the knowledge and skills required to attain the Dementia Skilled Practice level.
The anticipated positive outcomes for service users are that the Community OT Team now have the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to better support people with dementia in the community. This means that people living at home with dementia will benefit from skilled staff, able to give them timely advice and tailored interventions to help meet their needs.
Community Occupational Therapy Service
West Lothian Council
Strathbrock Partnership Centre
189a West Main Street
Call us on 01506 284440, Option 2