Posted on: 10 July 2023

Two CNWL Occupational Therapists – Tim Sole (Hillingdon) and Lynde Booth Collard (Brent), who both work in our Memory Service - have made a poster presentation at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. 

Their poster is online here (opens pdf) 

The conference details are here Annual Conference - RCOT – it is named as the “flagship event.”

Tim and Lynde say: “Good health is a fundamental right for everyone. It has been a great opportunity to expand joint partnership and ongoing practice development between Brent and Hillingdon Memory Service.

“Occupational Therapists work closely on an onward referral process and introducing assisted technology to clients which builds on client's confidence and self-esteem.  This is paramount in the aftermath of receiving a dementia diagnosis. The poster was a great way to highlight what the Alexa Echo looks like and all the functions it has towards supporting patient's and carers in the home environment. 

“Feedback from carers is that it is a very helpful device to the carers of people living with dementia.  Carers report greater connectivity of people living with dementia or being connected with the news, weather, music, and communication. 

Emma Nicklin, Associate Director of Allied Health Professions Trust Head of Profession for Occupational Therapy, said:

“It was a great pleasure to see two of our wonderful OTs presenting at the Conference. The work they do every day is amazing and great to see them getting the national and international recognition for this.  I am really proud and encourage all our Allied Health Professionals to showcase their work as Tim and Lynde have done.”