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The INSPIRED Study - Improving Service Provision in Early Onset Dementia

Prof Brian Draper, Dr Adrienne Withall, Professor Julian Trollor, Ms Monica Cations, Ms Fiona White
Research Centre DCRC Assessment and Better Care
Partner Institution Centre-based
Project Description

The INSPIRED Study (Improving service provision for younger onset dementia) provides us the knowledge to understand the requirements for optimal service provision for persons with younger onset dementia (YOD). It documents the diagnostic and care pathways for younger people with dementia. It will also provide information about the epidemiology and clinical features, such as medical comorbidity and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Persons with YOD have different service needs, and do not fit in with mainstream dementia services geared towards the elderly population.

The INSPIRED study will compare symptoms, burden, experiences, and service needs across different diagnostic groups. This information is critical for planning service provision and care pathways for YOD groups and carers. The mixed methods design (quantitative and qualitative) will increase the comprehensiveness of the overall findings.

The results of this study will inform health professionals, service planners and policy makers, therefore enabling the development of practical and innovative service delivery models for this group.

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