NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Psychology of
Dementia team have developed an educational resource to support several key objectives set out by Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy. The ‘Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia: A Learning Resource for Staff’ mobile application is an educational resource which has been developed to
improve health and social care staff’s knowledge regarding cognitive rehabilitation. The main aim of this mobile application is to complement the use of a hard copy version of this educational resource and to bring cognitive rehabilitation strategies to the fore of clinician’s minds when working with a person who is in the early stages of a dementia.
There are two sections in the application; the 'Learn' section and the 'Rehab' section. The 'Learn' section provides educational information on cognition, cognitive impairment and the process of cognitive rehabilitation. The 'Rehab' section is more interactive and practical in terms of guiding the user through the process of cognitive rehabilitation for a person in the early stages of dementia.