Supporting People with dementia
This section includes a review of five reports from ROI that are related to the general theme of support for people with dementia. Three of the reports relate to the evaluation of the Genio Dementia Progamme, which began in 2011. Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Genio Dementia Programme supports the development and testing of new service models aimed at improving the range and quality of community based support for people with dementia, influencing policy and investment in the area of dementia and building leadership in the field. The first four regional projects focused on community-based models of support. Two new project streams were introduced in 2013: integrated care pathways in the acute hospital sector; and individualised supports in the community for people with dementia. The review below includes three evaluations from the Genio Dementia Programme. Also included in this opening section are a briefing paper on dementia advisors, an evaluation of the impact of the Azure project on inclusion of people with dementia in museums and galleries, and a book chapter on supporting people with dementia and an intellectual disability in a traditional intellectual disability service through an in place progression model. The theme of psycho-social approaches is one that runs through these reports. The section is also sub-divided according to the following: pharmacological approaches; acute care; end of life care; dementia friendly communities; and housing, the built environment and ICT.