Interventions that support the creation of dementia friendly environments in health care: protocol for a realist review

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Abstract

Improving health-care outcomes for people living with dementia when they are admitted to hospital is a policy priority. Dementia friendly interventions in health care promote inclusion of patients and carers in decision-making and adapt practices and environments to be appropriate to the needs of people with cognitive impairment. While there has been a wealth of activity, the number of studies evaluating interventions is limited, and the majority focuses on reporting staff and organisational outcomes. By focusing on patient and carer outcomes, this review will aim to develop an explanatory account of how and in what circumstances dementia friendly environments in health care work for people living with dementia and with what outcomes
Original languageEnglish
Article number180
Number of pages8
JournalSystematic reviews
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2015

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