I am an Occupational Therapist with over 12 years’ experience of working with people living with dementia within community, inpatient and care home settings. I am passionate about inclusion and empowerment for people living with dementia. I firmly believe wellbeing is possible at all stages of the condition.
About Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
“Occupation” as a term refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure. (Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 2019).
Being an Occupational Therapist makes me very happy. To me it means enabling and empowering people to do more of what they love, want and need to do.