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The Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (FPOP; formerly PSIGE) provides a forum for Psychologists with an interest in work with older people.
Established in 1980, the special interest group for the psychology of older people (PSIGE) is now the Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology). It works to encourage the exchange of information, ideas and expertise about psychological approaches with older people.
It is a national group with members throughout the UK. Although primarily for Psychologists, membership is open to individuals from other disciplines and voluntary groups who share an interest in work with older people.
"Clinical Psychology in Early Stage Dementia Care Pathway" and "A Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia"
Friday 5th December saw the launch at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference in Glasgow of Clinical Psychology in Early Stage Dementia Care Pathway and A Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia.
Reinhard Guss, the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People’s Dementia Work stream lead, has coordinated the work which developed this suite of documents in collaboration with people living with dementia, the Faculty’s Expert Reference Group and their colleagues from Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and DEEP (The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project).
Dementia has been a key media topic since the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge highlighted the need for the UK to become dementia aware. As a global concern, it was a topic at the recent G7 summit. Developing dementia could happen to a significant number of us...