Kirsty Page, an occupational therapist from Badby Park, a care home for adults with complex needs, has been sharing her clinical knowledge on Huntington’s Disease with scientists at the European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN).
She was the only occupational therapist from the UK to attend the international conference which was held at The Hague in the Netherlands.
As founder of the UK’s Occupational Therapist Specialist Interest Group for Huntington’s Disease, Ms Page revealed how certain interventions can reduce suffering for patients.
Amongst other symptoms, people living with Huntington’s Disease often have disturbed daily routines where they sleep during the day and are awake at night, particularly in the early stages of the disease. This can provide challenges to carers and as an occupational therapist Ms Page gave advice on how to best deliver care and manage these changing circumstances.
You can read an interview with Ms. Page on the CareHome.co.uk website here in which she discusses her work and experiences.