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Quality of care in dementia

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Quality of care in dementia

How do we provide services for older people with mental disorders and how can we improve them? Evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness is a necessary step on the road to service improvement. CDS works with service providers, developers and managers.

RHAPSODY: support for carers of people with early onset dementia

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Led by Prof Heather Gage of the University of Surrey, RHAPSODY primarily aims to analyse the health and social care systems and infrastructures in six European countries that are available to the severely burdened yet underserved group of people with young onset dementia (YOD).

YOD affects approximately 100 individuals in the population aged 45-64 years and their carers. In addition, RHAPSODY attempts to improve the management of people with YOD by supporting their carers.

The main instrument for this will be an educational, web-based, interactive e-learning programme.

Funded by: ESRC Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Local investigator: Prof Sube Banerjee

Studies of the impace of clinical service provision on quality of life in dementia

Nested within the Croydon Memory Service evaluation and other service evaluations

Status: In progress

DIADEM evaluation of the harms and benefits of early and late diagnosis in dementia

CI: Prof Sube Banerjee
Status: Under development

Integrative strategies to address the "empty centre" of dementia care

After diagnosis but before transition into institutional care
Status: Under development

Applicability of the Recovery Model in later life

Funded by: Maudsley Charity
CI: Ms Stephanie Daley, PhD Student
Status: Completed