Benefits of family intervention to support independence

A study published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity has shown that NIDUS-Family (New Interventions for Independence in Dementia Study) helps people with dementia and their family carers reach personal goals.   

Participants worked with a facilitator to set their personal goals to live independently at home for as long as possible, and these were then mapped to modules that the participants completed. These included information and strategies to address specific needs like exercise, activity and mobility; relaxation; and sleep, diet and healthy routines. 

Professor Claudia Cooper, Lead author, said:  

“Because NIDUS-Family can be delivered by people without clinical training, it has the potential to enable many more people to access good quality post-diagnostic support.
NIDUS-Family is the first readily scalable intervention for people with dementia that is proven to improve attainment on personalised goals, and can be remotely delivered, and it should be implemented in health and care services.”   

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