Evaluation of specialist nursing support for carers of people with dementia

Gridley K, Aspinal F, Parker G, Weatherly H, Faria R, Longo F, van den Berg B
Record ID 32015001178
Authors' objectives: Without unpaid carers partners, family member and friends health and social care services could not care for people with dementia. We have evidence about the effects of being a carer for a person with dementia, but still do not know how to provide specialist support to carers effectively and efficiently. NIHR is keen to change this and we are responding to their wish to know more about support for carers. Admiral Nursing (AN) is the only dementia specialist nursing service for carers and has 65 schemes. The NHS, local authorities and voluntary organisations pay for and/or host AN services in different areas. While they are set up, run and funded differently, all AN services focus their support on carers. Research has described what AN services do and what carers think about them. However, this research did not look at how effective the services are, how much they cost or how they work with other health and social care services. Our research will try to answer the question: What are the costs and benefits for carers of people with dementia and the health and social care system of providing specialist nursing support?
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Social Support
  • Caregivers
  • Dementia
  • Nursing Services
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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