The objectives of the Dementia Priority Setting Partnership are to determine:
- The most effective components of care for helping to keep persons with dementia as independent as possible at all stages of the disease in all care settings.
- The best ways to care for people with dementia, including results from research findings; and methods for the effective dissemination and implementation of this evidence into care practice.
- The impact of early dementia diagnosis, and the approaches of primary care support for more effective diagnoses.
- The non-pharmacological and / or pharmacological interventions which are most effective for managing challenging behavior (BPSD) in people with dementia.
- The best way(s) to care for people with dementia in hospital settings when they have acute health care needs.
- The most effective ways to encourage people with dementia to eat, drink and maintain nutritional intake.
- The most effective ways of supporting carers of people with dementia living at home.
- The best ways to care for people with advanced dementia (with or without other illnesses) at the end of life.
- The optimal time to move a person with dementia into a care home setting and how the standards of this care be improved.
- The most effective design features of dementia friendly environments, at both the housing and neighbourhood levels.
“Alzheimer’s Society led a Dementia Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance to identify some of the priorities for dementia research”.
Dementia Priority Setting Partnership: Top 10 priorities for research. London: Alzheimer’s Society, June 2013.
Dementia: a JLA Priority Setting Partnership. Cambridge: James Lind Alliance, 2013.
James Lind Alliance sets out Dementia Research priorities for the Alzheimer’s Society. London: Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN), June 2013.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 8, July 2013].