Supporting People with Dementia at Home details a groundbreaking study of an intensive care management scheme designed for older people with dementia that are at risk of entry into residential care. The authors use a quasi-experimental approach to compare how the individuals on the mental health team in one community were matched to a similar community without the service. They analyze the evidence focusing on the eventual placement of the individual suffering, the quality of care they receive, and also the needs of their carers. This book offers valuable evidence about the factors which can maximize the independence and well being of older people with dementia, from the perspective of older people and their carers. For those who commission services, it is highly relevant to service models for the National Dementia Strategy in England.
David Challis is a Professor of Community Care Research and Director, PSSRU at the University of Manchester, UK. Caroline Sutcliffe is a Research Associate, PSSRU at the University of Manchester, UK. Jane Hughes is a Lecturer of Community Care Research, PSSRU at the University of Manchester, UK. Richard von Abendorff, fomerly Research Fellow, PSSRU at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Pamela Brown, formerly Research Officer, PSSRU at the University of Kent and formerly Senior Research Fellow, PSSRU of the University of Kent and John Chesterman, formerly PSSRU from the University of Kent, UK.