Societal Adjustment to Increasing Dementia Prevalence (JRF)


The “How can and should the UK adjust to dementia?” report, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), explores the adaptations and adjustments made at various levels to the growing demands of an ageing population with a higher prevalence of dementia. This report argues for a holistic approach, perhaps going beyond the much discussed integration of health and social care services.

It is proposed that a “social model of disability”, applied to dementia, offers fresh insights into the barriers experienced by people living with dementia. The potential significance of the social model of disability is explained, covering:

  1. The social model of disability and the relevance it has for dementia.
  2. Social attitudes, including disablism and ageism.
  3. Implications for the nature and development of services; thinking beyond traditional health and social care mindsets and silos.
  4. Empowerment, engagement and involvement of people living with dementia.

This is merely the executive summary:

Full Text Link


Thomas, C. [and] Milligan, C. (2015). How can and should UK society adjust to dementia? York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), June 19th 2015.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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