Advanced Dementia Practice Model: under and transforming advanced dementia and end of life care

Alzheimer Scotland
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This report sets out an integrated and comprehensive approach to supporting people with advanced dementia through to end of life, whether they are living in their own home, in a care home or spending time in a health care setting. The report looks at the experience of advanced dementia and outlines the issues that need to be addressed. Issues discussed include equality of access to services; advanced planning and decision making, nutrition and hydration, and psychological issues. It also looks at the support needs of carers providing day-to-day care for people with dementia. The report then outlines the Advanced Dementia Practice Model, which focuses the Advanced Dementia Specialist Team and the 8 Pillars that make up the model. These are: the Dementia Practice Coordinator; General health care and treatment; Mental Health care and treatment; personalised support; therapeutic approach; Support for carers; Environmental responses; and Community Connections. The report then makes recommendations and calls for the Scottish Government to test the Advanced Dementia Practice Model as part of the objectives of the National Dementia Strategy 2016 in Scotland. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, end of life care, models, quality of life, care planning, integrated care, multidisciplinary services, person-centred care, therapy and treatment, good practice;
Content type:
practice guidance
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