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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.
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
4.3.3 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
5.1 Teaching and training
5.2 Research and service evaluation
5.3 Advocacy and service user involvement
Section 6. References