Dementia education and training for caregivers supporting older people with intellectual disability: a scoping review of the literature
AffiliationCheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Centre for Autism Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Intellectual Disability; University of Chester
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AbstractEducation and training is vital in improving age related care provisions . However, a lack of awareness and understanding of dementia could be a factor in meeting the age related needs of people. This article examines the impact dementia education has on caregivers’ confidence to provide person centred care for people with intellectual disability and identifies additional training needs. A systematic scoping review was completed using PRISMA-ScR to guide the process of mapping existing evidence of dementia education and training programmes available to caregivers of people with intellectual disability. A search of five electronic databases, identified 11 articles that reported on the role of dementia education in improving the knowledge of caregivers in effectively delivering the age related care. Findings suggest that improved training provision is needed to support early diagnosis and increase caregivers confidence in meeting the physical and psychological needs of older adults with intellectual disability. This review contributes to the literature by identifying the value of and need for continued development in dementia education and training to improve person centred dementia care.
CitationActon, D. J., Jaydeokar, S., & Jones, S. (2023). Dementia education and training for caregivers supporting older people with intellectual disability: A scoping review of the literature. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, vol(issue), pages. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-02-2023-0006
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