An Age UK report investigates a variety of interventions which may be of assistance in the support of people with dementia and their families / carers. Case studies of services and projects designed to support wellbeing / living well for people with dementia are provided, complete with appendices of contact details and references.
Section headings in this report comprise:
- Executive Summary
- Dementia in the UK.
- About this report.
- Dementia rights and the social model of disability.
- Why focus on ‘living well’ with dementia?
- What does it mean to live well with dementia?
- The evidence on dementia interventions.
- Chapter 1
- A new framework for supporting people to live well with dementia.
- Chapter 2: Foundation Services
- Pre- and post-diagnostic support.
- Person-centred planning.
- Points of contact.
- Chapter 3: Direct Interventions
- Personal wellbeing.
- Positive relationships: existing.
- Positive relationships: new.
- Active daily lives.
- Chapter 4: Enabling Services
- Housing and care.
- Chapter 5: Structural Factors
- Rights-based approaches.
- Dementia-friendly communities.
- Conclusions and recommendations
“Rights-based approaches will be vital in taking forward our discussions with providers in the community. The new Dementia Statements set out a clear set of expectations and reminding people of these can help to ensure that people with dementia are not disregarded or overlooked”. p.5. Keith Oliver: Kent and Medway NHS Dementia Service User Envoy.
Promising approaches to living well with dementia. London: Age UK, September 2017.