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Here is the link to this Q Exchange project proposal: https://q.health.org.uk/idea/5517/
Dementia conditions possibly affect 1:3 of every person over age 65.
Social care interventions are the only mitigating interventions for these progressive and terminal neurodegenerative conditions.
Peer Support has the potential to ameliorate and improve the lives of the majority of patients and family members affected by Dementia.
Better management of co-morbid conditions for this patient group will benefit from Peer Support.
There are no cures, treatments only benefit a small proportion of patients, that benefit is only temporary.
It is estimated that in excess of 1:3 patients live alone.
Premature unpredicted deaths in excess of the statistical prevalence of this disease in the over 65 population is rising.
The absence of sufficient and adequate well funded social care disproportionately affects this patient group.
The first ground breaking Q Lab addressed the benefit of Peer Support.
There is an emerging evidence base that Peer Support changes lives.
The Cochran’s Collaboration has just announced new funding from the EU to promote cascading best practice from Europe in the UK: http://www.evidentlycochrane.net/social-living-models-dementia/
This project is based on implementing a proven Adaptation Coping Model developed in the Netherlands and rolled out to 48 locations in that country as well as a growing number of pilot locations in Poland and Italy as well.
The Association of Dementia Studies at University of Worcester is the UK implementor of this model.