Dementia and people with learning disabilities: making reasonable adjustments

Public Health England, June 2018

This guide is part of a series of guides looking at reasonable adjustments in a specific service area.  It is intended to help staff in public health, health services and social care to ensure that their services are accessible to people with learning disabilities who may have, or be developing, dementia. The guide can also be of use to family and friends of people with learning disabilities.

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Dementia-friendly Rural Communities Guide: A practical guide for rural communities to support people affected by dementia

Alzheimer’s Society, May 2018

This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life.

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Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis

Alzheimer’s Society, May 2018

In the UK today, two thirds of people using homecare and 70% of people in care homes live with some form of dementia (UKHCA 2013 and Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Dementia is potentially the most complex and challenging condition social care has to support.   It calls for:

  • The cost of extra care charges for a health condition such as dementia must be covered by the state
  • All health and social care workers must be given the training and support they need to deliver quality dementia care.
  • Everyone with dementia should have a care navigator to support access to timely, preventative and integrated support.

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Impact of person-centred care training and person-centred activities on quality of life, agitation, and antipsychotic use in people with dementia living in nursing homes: A cluster-randomised controlled trial

PLOS Medicine, February 6, 2018

This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a person-centred care and psychosocial intervention incorporating an antipsychotic review, WHELD, on QoL, agitation, and antipsychotic use in people with dementia living in nursing homes, and to determine its cost.

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