published on 22 August 2016
The Dementia Evidence Toolkit for commissioners, care providers, people working in health and social care and people with Dementia and their families.
The toolkit has two resources:
- A searchable database with information on ove 1433 research studies om interventions for people living with dementia and their carers.
- Summaries of the research findings for some of the main care and treatment interventions.
An intervention is something that aims to make a change and is tested through research. For example this might be giving a medical treatment or drug, providing a counselling or care service, improving a person's environment or giving people information and training.
The summaries look at:
- What the intervention is
- Why is it important for people with dementia and family carers?
- Does it work?
- Is it value for money (is it cost effective)?
- How much does it cost?
The toolkit will help those planning and shaping services and treatments for people with dementia and their carers make informed decisions about which services and treatments to provide and how must they cost.
This toolkit has been developed with additional funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) building on a systematic mapping of the literature carried out as part of the MODEM (Modelling the Outcome and Cost Impacts of Interventions for Dementia) project. The MODEM project is funded by the ESRC and the National Institute for health research.