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Supporting People Living with Dementia: Evidence from Research

Briefing Paper | April 2023

What good commissioning of support for people living with dementia and for their carers should look like is multi-layered and complex. It requires a long-term strategic commitment and ensuring wherever possible that support is evidence-based and informed. In addition to the central importance of health and care support, there are implications for wider commissioning and services including the built environment and transport for example. Commissioners and providers should consider how well their current service offer enables people living with dementia to participate in their communities as fully as possible, for as long as possible.

Our review explores a range of evidence on what can enable people to maintain independence and wellbeing, and how best to support people living with dementia to have a quality of life grounded on what matters to them, and to their carers and family members.

Melanie Henwood, Visiting Research Fellow
Melanie Henwood, Visiting Research Fellow

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