Abstract

Researchers from the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) at UWS are currently in India beginning research to address advanced dementia related elder abandonment and abuse. With some 4 million people diagnosed with dementia, there is an urgent need within India to develop dementia education aligned with the Global Sustainable Development Goals. Advanced dementia within India is a hidden problem which places individuals and their sometimes young carers at high risk of poverty and other inequalities. There is an immediate need to develop practical and theoretical understanding among practitioners, policy decision-makers and the public about advanced dementia alongside an understanding of advanced dementia-related abuse and abandonment.
We will do this by undertaking a rapid review of research literature and local data, supplemented by community-based focussed groups with key stakeholders. This evidence will be used as a starting point to co-create a design brief to adapt the UWS CIAB education resources for adults and children. This will provide an important platform for further funding applications to build and test several versions of CIAB India (both low tech portable versions and technology-enabled digital versions).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019
EventIndo Scotland Symposium on Advanced Dementia - Manipal, India
Duration: 30 Apr 2019 → …

Conference

ConferenceIndo Scotland Symposium on Advanced Dementia
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityManipal
Period30/04/19 → …

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