A Realist Evaluation of Interventions that support the creation of dementia friendly environments in health care

Project: Research

Project Details


The study aims to identify the key features or mechanisms of different initiatives that promote dementia appropriate care in health care settings (i.e. a dementia friendly environment). A dementia friendly environment is one that be arguably defined by certain characteristics (Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2013). For the purposes of this study, and informed by the work of the RCN, a “dementia friendly” health care environment is one that has evidence of four or more of the following:
Ongoing investment and training for the organisation’s employees on how to work with and provide care for people with dementia
Systems and resources that support the recognition and assessment of people with dementia
Policies and resources that support individualised care planning and treatment that acknowledges the presence of dementia, incorporates key information about the individual into notes and patient records and adapts treatment regimens accordingly
Recognition and involvement of the carers of people with dementia in the provision of care
Adaptations to the physical environment that help the person with dementia to remain oriented and support engagement with staff and activities
Systems that audit the organisation culture of care for person-centred care for people with dementia

Effective start/end date1/10/1430/09/17


  • Alzheimer's Society: £79,240.00


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