This document has been designed to reflect universally applicable principles of good psychological practice, while also recognising that there are key differences between the four UK nations in terms of policy, strategy emphasis, and service delivery.
In addition to outlining the roles and contributions of psychologists in the field of dementia care (particularly in supporting a move towards addressing dementia not only in terms of the underlying disease but also in considering the practical dimensions of social and cognitive disability associated with it), this report presents recommendations for action in the following areas:
- Planning of care
- Treatment and support
- Dealing effectively and appropriately with families and carers
- Training and research
These recommendations were produced in consultation with people experiencing dementia, their families, and their carers, in order to present a truly person-centred approach to dementia treatment and management in the UK.