Living life with dementia: local Age UK contributions to quality outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers

Age UK
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This report is designed to support implementation of the National Dementia Strategy and ‘Dementia: a state of the nation report on dementia care and support in England’. It presents a range of services for people living with dementia and their carers that local Age UKs provide, often working in partnership with other organisations. The document provides commissioners with clear and simple ideas for support and services that contribute to key outcomes, including: timely diagnosis; treatment with dignity and respect; support for carers; social inclusion; participatory research; self-care; control over decisions affecting the day-to-day lives of people with dementia; and good end of life care. Through case studies and quotes of older people living with dementia and carers who are using these services, the report brings to life the ways in which policy can be translated into positive, practical and life-changing action. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, case studies, quality assurance, outcomes, dignity, user participation, participatory research, end of life care, social inclusion, self care;
Content type:
practice example
United Kingdom
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