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Taking the Leap – Sharing an OT Early Intervention in Dementia

Congratulations to Alison Groat for her presentation to 200 Occupational Thepary students on Communication and Making Connections in Dementia. The presentation was aimed at developing their understanding of the importance of person centred support. Alison also introduced the students to the

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#OTalk Meets #OTDementia

Elaine Hunter writes about the role of occupational therapy can have in helping people with dementia and their carers, and raising awareness amongst therapists of the opportunities to help. #OTalk Meets #OTDementia by Elaine Hunter.

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Looking at things differently, communicating clearly

Apologies for the delay in doing the Week 45 summary (been a bit busier and more tired than I’d anticipated). Thank you very much to those who contributed posts this week. It was great to have a new contributor, John

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A mo, a splash, Houdini – and more

I must admit that I wished for a story that featured a crowd (or accumulating wealth) and one with a mat in it so I could have titled this post “A mo, a mass, a mat” because the start of

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What does work mean to you?

Vicky Widdowson focuses on what a difference occupational therapists make to people being able to remain in or get back to work.  She writes about how Allied Health Professionals help find solutions to practical issues so people can be fit

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Make a splash

Kerry Gilligan gives us an idea of what training was like in the early 1980s, and shares the moment when she understood the difference that occupational therapy makes. She reminds us of the interesting posts by occupational therapists on the Ayrshirehealth blog recently. Make a

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Don’t Worry It’ll be Easy

Roberta Simpson, an occupational therapist working for South Ayrshire Local Authority, is very positive about the changes that will lead to an integrated local authority and NHS occupational therapy service in Ayrshire. Don’t Worry It’ll be Easy by Roberta Simpson on the Ayrshirehealth blog. .

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Let’s get back to our roots….

Joanne Payne’s enthusiasm in her new job comes across clearly in this post for the Ayrshirehealth blog. She is one of a team establishing a new Occupational Therapy service in Ayrshire and Arran, a service that focuses on patient needs.

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Caring, Technology and Knightmares

Hello lovely bloggers, it’s me Kate Bentham, sitting in the Weekly Blog Club hot seat for week 39. I do hope you’ve all had a good week. There are some fabulous blogs for you again, covering an eclectic mix of

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Occupational What?

Starting a month of blogs by Occupational Therapists on the Ayrshire Blog, Aileen Fyfe clarifies exactly what an OT does. Aileen shares the official definition and talks about her role of working with and enabling people to overcome barriers – for

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