What do occupational therapists do?
An occupational therapist's job is to help people of all ages to overcome any permanent loss or lack of physical, sensory, mental or communication function. Their aim is to help people improve their ability to function as independently as possible so that they can participate in whatever activities are meaningful and important to them.
Specialist occupational therapy for people living with dementia
Esmé has experience of working in acute and psychiatric in-patient services, memory clinics and community teams. She provides specialist occupational therapy services, including clinical assessment, advice and guidance to individuals, their families and wider organisations such as care home groups.
"As an occupational therapist I seek to promote quality of life and well-being for my clients. Empowering people living with dementia to live well and supporting their families and carers. A large part of my role involves finding practical solutions to the everyday challenges of dementia and working with my clients to achieve their goals."
Teaching, training and clinical supervision
Esmé is also experinced in the design and delivery of dementia training, occupational therapy education and clinical supervision.
Esmé develops bespoke dementia awareness training courses for organisations, such as care home groups or the wider business sector. She also regularly contributes to the dementia specific modules within undergraduate and masters level occupational therapy training at several UK universities and is available to provide a range of education services from guest lectures to bespoke module or course development.
On request Esmé can also provide specialist clinical or research supervision to occupational therapists, students or other relevant professionals.