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Specialist dementia care units: an Evidence Check rapid review

Report


Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • This is the report of an Evidence Check rapid review of the literature to inform the implementation of the

    decision by the Commonwealth Government to establish Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) as part of

    a broader set of initiatives aimed at improving services for people living with dementia. The SDCUs are

    expected to be established over a four-year period with at least one located in each of the 31 Primary

    Health Network regions across Australia. SDCUs are defined as specialist units that provide care for people

    with very severe and extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • M. Masso, C. Duncan, P. Grootemaat, L. Phillipson, P. Samsa, D. Fildes & R. Gordon, Specialist dementia care units: an Evidence Check rapid review (Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, 2017). https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Specialist-dementia-care-units_FINAL.pdf

Url


  • https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Specialist-dementia-care-units_FINAL.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • University of Wollongong

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • This is the report of an Evidence Check rapid review of the literature to inform the implementation of the

    decision by the Commonwealth Government to establish Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs) as part of

    a broader set of initiatives aimed at improving services for people living with dementia. The SDCUs are

    expected to be established over a four-year period with at least one located in each of the 31 Primary

    Health Network regions across Australia. SDCUs are defined as specialist units that provide care for people

    with very severe and extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • M. Masso, C. Duncan, P. Grootemaat, L. Phillipson, P. Samsa, D. Fildes & R. Gordon, Specialist dementia care units: an Evidence Check rapid review (Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, 2017). https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Specialist-dementia-care-units_FINAL.pdf

Url


  • https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Specialist-dementia-care-units_FINAL.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • University of Wollongong