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Friday, 26 January 2018 14:46

Independent review of Shared Lives for older people and people living with dementia

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We know Shared Lives can make a real difference to help people with dementia to live well. An independent report generated by PPL supports this, finding that Shared Lives offers several key advantages as a model of support for people with dementia..

The report found that Shared Lives carers were perfectly placed to offer respite support to family carers, with Shared Lives arrangements able to reduce social isolation and the chance of breakdown for those carers and to help increase their general wellbeing significantly. Crucially, it also said that those suffering from dementia, on average, experienced increased independence, wellbeing and personal choice, and were less likely to experience isolation and confusion in Shared Lives arrangements.

pdfIndependent review of Shared Lives for older people and people living with dementia


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