The development of end of life care standards for people with end stage dementia

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme

Researchers: 

  • The School of Social Work & Social Policy and the Dementia Services Information Centre
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Suzanne Cahill, Dementia Service Information and Development Centre and the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Max Watson, University of Ulster and Northern Ireland Hospice
  • Ms. Daphne Doran, Quality Initiatives Consultancy

Region

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Suzanne Cahill, Dementia Service Information and Development Centre, the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin

Budget

€15, 000

Timeframe

Call 1 - 12 months

Status

Completed

Last updated

26th September 2013

This group will examine the different standards of care that exist for older people in long stay care and work with older people to draw up specific standards to meet the unique and complex end of life care needs of people with dementia.

Read the full report here.

 

Objective

To improve the quality of life for people with dementia dying in Irish residential care settings by investigating the experience of elderly spouses and collecting data to inform a draft standard for quality care in end stage dementia long-stay care.

Read the research briefing here.