Home Based Memory Rehabilitation in Dementia

The presentation will explain what Home Based Memory Rehabilitation (HBMR) is and the principles underpinning this early intervention in dementia.Results from a pilot within NHS Dumfries & Galloway will be shared using qualitative data and people’s stories to evidence the positive impact of HBMR. The improvement journey leading to HBMR now being implemented in 12 Areas across Scotland will be shared.  The strategic partnership between NHS Dumfries & Galloway, Alzheimer Scotland and Queen Margaret University in partnership with OT Teams from across Scotland will be reflected.Progress to date and next steps will be shared, which is aligned to Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (2013-216) and “Connecting People, Connecting Support” (2017), this project aims to build capacity within AHP services, ensuring timely access to therapy after diagnosis.Further information can be found by following #OTHBMR and #ConnectingPeople on twitter, as well as on the ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia’ Blog: https://letstalkaboutdementia.wordpress.comLearning outcomes:

  • Improve their understanding of an Occupational Therapy rehabilitation programme in early dementia
  • Reflect on potential for sharing and spread of AHP improvement projects

Alison is on a part time secondment with Alzheimer Scotland as Allied Health Professional Project Lead in Post Diagnostic Support.  This role focuses on the contribution of the Allied Health Professionals to Post Diagnostic Support in Scotland. She is an Occupational Therapist by background and has worked in the field of Dementia care in NHS Dumfries & Galloway for around 17 years. She is part of Cohort 9 the Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship and is passionate about improvements in Dementia Care, believing as she does, that people living with dementia should have access to the right support at the right time.