Changing practice in dementia care in the community: developing and testing evidence-based interventions, from timely diagnosis to end of life

Iliffe, Steve, Wilcock, Jane, Drennan, Vari, Goodman, Claire, Griffin, Mark, Knapp, Martin R J., Lowery, David, Manthorpe, Jill, Rait, Greta, Warner, James and others. (2015) Changing practice in dementia care in the community: developing and testing evidence-based interventions, from timely diagnosis to end of life. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 3 (3). ISSN 2050-4322. E-ISSN 2050-4330. (doi:10.3310/pgfar03030)

Abstract

Background Dementia has an enormous impact on the lives of individuals and families, and on health and social services, and this will increase as the population ages. The needs of people with dementia and their carers for information and support are inadequately addressed at all key points in the illness trajectory. Methods The Unit is working specifically on an evaluation of the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and will develop practice guidance to enhance concordance with the Act. Phase One of the study has involved baseline interviews with practitioners across a wide range of services to establish knowledge and expectations of the Act, and to consider change processes when new policy and legislation are implemented. Findings Phase 1, involving baseline interviews with 115 practitioners, identified variable knowledge and understanding about the principles of the Act. Phase 2 is exploring everyday decision-making by people with memory problems and their carers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3310/pgfar03030
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: David Lowery
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 13:30 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 10:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48172 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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