Community Care recently published a review of research by Alzheimer Scotland to investigate the experience of personalisation in the form of direct payments by people with dementia in Scotland.
The research findings showed that the uptake of direct payments among people with dementia is low. The report, ‘Let’s get personal – personalisation and dementia’, emphasises the need for transformational change if personalisation is to be the norm for people with dementia and their carers.
This research was based on 12 case studies involving the use of direct payments by people with dementia, in which the carers were interviewed about their experiences. Representatives from 10 local authorities were interviewed about the use of direct payments with dementia sufferers and about the wider implementation of personalisation in their agency.