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Housing and dementia care - a scoping review of the literature

O'Malley, L. and Croucher, K. (2005) Housing and dementia care - a scoping review of the literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 13 (6). pp. 570-577. ISSN 0966-0410

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Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a scoping study designed to describe the evidence base with regard to housing provision for elderly people with dementia with the aim of identifying gaps in existing knowledge. This report from the scoping study findings covers studies of housing and accommodation in relation to dementia that have been published in the UK since the early 1980s, although we draw on limited aspects of overseas research to illuminate issues missing from the UK research agenda. The results reveal a significant number of research gaps in the UK context, most notably in relation to end-of-life care for people with dementia and the effectiveness of integrated and segregated facilities. UK policy regarding the development of extra-care housing also neglects the long-term future of people with dementia. A more robust evidence base will be required, combining a variety of methodological approaches, if UK dementia research is to contribute to future housing policy developments.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 10:24
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 10:24
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2005.00588.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2005.00588.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6097

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