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For dementia professionals

Our courses are designed specifically for family and friends of people with dementia. Find out how you can signpost to our services and the evidence behind them. If you would like to know more about our work, please get in touch with our Services team.

Literature review

The personal experience of providing support and care for persons with dementia is very individual and dependent on many factors. The range and quality of interventions that carers need and find available in their locality also varies considerably.

We are enormously grateful to the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, for producing this comprehensive and incisive review of the literature currently available that examines the experiences and needs of carers and the evidence of outcomes produced from a wide range of interventions.

This literature review is a crucial step in helping us understand how we can best go about supporting carers. We are using this evidence as a springboard for developing our service offer to carers.

DCC, in partnership with ADS Worcester University, offer the evidence contained within this document to commissioners and providers across all sectors of care and health services to enable the continual improvement of their support to carers of people with dementia.

Download the full report here:

Dementia facts & stats


families in the UK care for people with dementia.


of family carers provide over 100 hours of care per week


Unpaid carers provide care to a value of £13.9bn per year

Join the community

We have started developing a range of remote and online services to ensure that family and friends caring for someone with dementia continue to be well-supported.