Dementia affects the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s “Eight Pillars” model was designed to facilitate the integration of health care interventions with social care interventions in Scotland.
This report defines an integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach to supporting people with dementia and their carers / relatives in the community. It places the emphasis on community-based support and demonstrates good practice examples in Scotland.
Expanding upon Alzheimer Scotland’s “Five Pillar Model of Post-Diagnostic Support”, the “Eight Pillars Model of Community Support” involves.
- Pillar 1: The Dementia Practice Coordinator.
- Pillar 2: Therapeutic interventions to tackle symptoms of the illness.
- Pillar 3: General health care and treatment.
- Pillar 4: Mental health care and treatment.
- Pillar 5: Personalised support.
- Pillar 6: Support for carers.
- Pillar 7: Environment.
- Pillar 8: Community connections.
Kinnaird, L. for Alzheimer Scotland (2012). Delivering integrated dementia care: the 8 pillars model of community support. Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland, September 2012.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].