Tag Archives: OT

Don’t limit me!

What an amazing and articulate girl! I don’t think anyone could get the message across any better.  A fantastic lesson for anyone working with Learning Disabilities.

I think this should be shown in lectures at all OT teaching Universities.

I myself had a fantastic placement experience working with with learning disabilities and saw so much potential, enthusiasm and determination to learn with such wonderful personalities and character from people with Downs Syndrome.

Gemini

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Sharing her OT experience and a bit of kink! – Melanie Reid, award winning journalist

I had to share this video of Melanie sharing her experience of OT at COT annual conference.

It shows many of the varied skills OT’s demonstrate as well as the natural personality attributes required to make a great OT.

It makes me very proud that I am becoming to belong to this wonderful profession.

Gem X

The top 10 causes of death

These interesting figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that heart disease, stroke and respiratory infections are still top killers in the world.  Also sadly, not much change from the percentages of deaths for HIV/AIDS.

The percentages for deaths from diabetes and  road traffic accidents have also increased and whilst TB figures have decreased slightly it still killed one million people in 2011.  TB is preventable with the vaccination and could be wiped out if it was available to all world wide.  http://www.vaccinestoday.eu/diseases/tb-return-of-a-preventable-disease/

Many of these illnesses can be prevented with the right treatment and education.

From an Occupational Therapy perspective, there is much scope in this profession to promote and educate on well being in the community rather than just treatment and re rehabilitation.

Please visit WHO for more information about these facts and figures by clicking on the picture or this link http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/index.html

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World No Tobacco Day ~ May 31st

World No Tobacco Day ~ May 31st

Click the pic for more info from the World Health Organization.

Tomorrow is ”World No Tobacco Day” and you may wonder why I am posting today.

Well I thought it would be good to bring awareness to the event ahead of the day.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2013 is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

I am not blogging this to preach others about their habits or ”chosen occupations”, but I just like to promote good health and highlight any issues and events.

Please click on the pic for more information from the World Health Organization, where you will find lots of other health information and list of events and campaigns throughout the year.

Gemini

Dementia Awareness Week & Occupational Therapy for Dementia

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”Almost half of UK adults would find it difficult to tell their own family if they thought they had dementia according to a poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society published today (Tuesday 21 May).” – Alzheimers Society

”The term ‘dementia‘ describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning.  There are many types of dementia.  The most common are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.  Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.” – Alzheimers Society

These are quotes from the Alzheimers Socity website,  which is a valuable source of information for people who are suffering Dementia and also for their loved ones.

Please take a look at the site and help raise awareness for Dementia at ..

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The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) publish a useful leaflet about how to help people living with dementia…

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”Remember the person”

New Antidepressants Should Target Stress Hormone Effect

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OT Rap by Occupational Therapy Students…

Great promotion for OT..spread the word world!! Please re blog if you like it..

So inspiring ”hard work pays off’!

Gem x