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Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
People with dementia and their carers frequently fail to access care and support in a timely fashion, and, when they do access care, the varying components of care are often fragmented and poorly coordinated. As a result, dementia patients' and their carers' experiences of care are less than optimal, outcomes are worse and care costs are greater than necessary.
Improving the availability, accessibility and integration of care has potential to improve the experience of care for people with dementia and their carers and to improve health outcomes, such as prolonging independent living, reducing hospital admissions and lengths of inpatient stay.
In a collaborative research project with Devon Partnership NHS Trust and the University of Exeter Medical School, this project will map current service provision for people with dementia and their carers in the South West of England, to inform future service developments.
Our objectives are:
For more information, read the final report on this dementia mapping project.