The WHELD programme: showing the benefits
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Lucy Garrod, Jane Fossey, Clive Ballard. The WHELD programme: showing the benefits. Journal of dementia care Vol 27/1 Jan/Feb 2019
The WHELD study demonstrates that with support home care teams can incorporate into practice a focused approach to person centred care, augmented with other therapeutic elements of personalised social activities and antipsychotic review. The approach delivers benefits for people with dementia living in care homes and is cost-effective. Widespread implementation to extend theses benefits to other care homes is the next challenge. More then 95% of currently available training is not evidence-based (Fossey et al. 2014) so it is particularly important that we strive to implement training that directly benefits residents with dementia.