Services for people with dementia and their families in England are commissioned with a lack of integration and an inconsistent approach creating gaps in service provision. Therefore, families affected by dementia are not receiving the appropriate care in a timely manner and often access support at crisis point. This reactive and crisis driven approach to care is costly financially and can have a negative impact and quality of life of those affected. The ABC model offers an adaptable framework that can inform service provision and improve opportunities to create seamless peri- and post-diagnosis dementia services for families affected by dementia.
SOURCE: Aldridge Z, Burns A, Dening K. “ABC model: A tiered, integrated Pathway Approach to Peri- and Post-diagnostic Support for Families living with Dementia.” Dementia, March 25, 2019.
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