Social living models for people with dementia

In this blog for the Evidently Cochrane #dementiaspotlight series, Carrie Jackson from the England Centre for Practice Development looks at innovations in supported care in the community, social living models, that might help people to live well with dementia

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This blog looks at the potential for integrated community social living models such as Guest Houses with Care,  co-created with older people and people living with dementia (PLWD), their carers and families to be cascaded to the UK from the Netherlands and Belgium.  It will outline a new 4 year European funded project to cascade excellence in dementia policy and practice to the UK and consider what this may mean for the way in which we configure our services and approach to the concept of living well at home in the future.

The blog explores the question “How effective are models of housing and care used in countries other than the UK in supporting care in the community for PLWD and other long term conditions?”. This is increasingly important given the surge in younger onset dementia and our crisis in finding suitable funding models and appropriate services that will enable people to live independently for as long as possible at home.

Read the full post here

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