Implementing a dementia psychosocial intervention in a community service organisation.

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Title Implementing a dementia psychosocial intervention in a community service organisation.
Author Stockwell-Smith, Gillian; Moyle, Wendy; Kellett, Ursula Marie; Brodaty, Henry
Publication Title The Power is Now: Moving on Dementia
Year Published 2009
Publisher Alzheimer's Australia
Abstract As the number of people with dementia increases attention needs to be focused on establishing effective early intervention support options. This project involves the modification, delivery and evaluation of an innovative early intervention support model for people with early stage dementia and their caregivers. The project was developed in partnership with Griffith University and University of New South Wales and co-ordinated by Spiritus, a not for profit community service organisation. This presentation provides an overview of a person and family centred early intervention model, the stages of its development and implementation and the challenges and lesson learnt during these stages. This intervention as it engages the person with dementia and their caregiver during the period of early diagnosis whilst the person with dementia is still able to participate in discussion regarding their care. The intervention encourages the development of relationships that are based on mutual regard and respect which are advantageous for both participants and staff involved in a community service delivery. The challenges and lessons discussed include service structure, recruitment, maintain intervention consistency and sustainability.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Conference name 13th Alizheimer's Australia Conference
Location Adelaide
Date From 2009-06-02
Date To 2009-06-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/31402
Date Accessioned 2009-06-24
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Aged Care Nursing
Publication Type Conference Publications (Extract Paper)
Publication Type Code e3

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