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Psychology

Psychology and Psychological Interventions in Dementia

Following publication of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy in June 2010, a set of Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland and Promoting Excellence were published in June 2011. Taken together, these three key policy documents outline the care and treatment which can be expected by people with dementia, their families and carers when they come into contact with health and social care services.

NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council jointly developed the knowledge and skills framework, Promoting Excellence, to outline the skills required of all health and social care staff who come into contact with people with dementia, their families and carers within their role. This framework includes the knowledge and skills required to provide evidence-based psychological care to this client group.

NES is taking forward a programme of work in response to the Dementia Strategy and within this, there are two aims relating to multiprofessional psychology. These are:

  • Increasing Access to Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions and Therapies for People with Dementia, Families and Carers
  • Increasing Access to Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions and Therapies for Stress and Distress in Dementia

For information on our current resources please see the links below:

ACE-III Trainer

Enhanced Practice Resource

For information on current training events please click here.

 

Team contact details:

Dr Claire Donaghey - Programme Lead

Email: Claire.Donaghey@nes.scot.nhs.uk

 

Jean McFarlane - Principal Educator

Tel: 0141 223 1628

Email: Jean.McFarlane@nes.scot.nhs.uk

 

Amy Taylor - Project Administrator

Tel: 0141 223 1456

Email: Amy.Taylor@nes.scot.nhs.uk