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DCP Briefing Paper No 23: Services for younger people with dementia and the role of Clinical Psychology

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DCP Briefing Paper No 23: Services for younger people with dementia  and the role of Clinical Psychology

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Aims of Paper


(i) Address the gap in the present literature on the role of clinical psychology in health and social care provision for younger people with dementia.


(ii) Promote a psychological framework for service development and provision for younger people with dementia.


(iii) Outline the role of clinical psychology across the components of a comprehensive service for younger people with dementia illustrated by examples of good practice.




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Contents

Section 1. Aims

Section 2. Introduction

2.1    Lack of specialist services
2.2    A psychological framework for service development and delivery   

Section 3. Needs

3.1    The needs of younger people with dementia
3.2    The needs of families of younger people with dementia
3.3    The needs of professional carers of younger people with dementia

Section 4. Service provision for younger people with dementia: Components of a good service

4.1  Staffing levels
4.2  Diagnosis and assessment   
4.2.1 Consent issues
4.2.2  Diagnostic needs
4.2.3  Needs assessment
4.2.4  Assessment of carers   
4.3  Support and psychosocial interventions
4.3.1  Information and psycho-education
4.3.2   Children   
4.3.3  Support groups
4.4  Clinical examples of psychological interventions for people with dementia
4.4.1   Early stage interventions
4.4.2  Early /middle interventions
4.4.3  Late stage interventio
4.5  Liaison with statutory services
4.6  Liaison with voluntary and non-statutory Agencies
Section 5. Further roles of clinical psychology in services for younger people with dementia
5.1    Teaching and training
5.2    Research and service evaluation
5.3    Advocacy and service user involvement

Section 6. References