A Framework of Promising Interventions for Improving the Support of People Living With Dementia (Age UK)

Summary

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
  • Introduction
    • 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
    • Technology.
    • Transport.
    • 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.

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Reference

Promising approaches to living well with dementia. London: Age UK, September 2017.

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