Care needs for people with dementia

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Alzheimer Scotland launched a major report – Planning Signposts for Dementia Care Services – at its national conference which was attended by over 100 senior planners and professionals from health and local authorities across Scotland. The report pulls together research to inform policy makers and planners about the range and volume of services necessary to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The facts and figures have been applied to a model population of 100,000. In such a population it is expected to find about 1,120 people with dementia of whom 60% live in the community and 40% in care homes or hospitals. About 30% will have mild dementia; 42% with moderate dementia who will need support from formal services at regular intervals throughout the day and a further 28% with severe dementia needing constant care and supervision. See December2000/January2001 issue of _Homecare Professional_

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