The ACE approach: promoting well‐being and peer support for younger people with dementia
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
Article publication date: 15 September 2010
This article describes the evaluation of the ACE club, a service for younger people with dementia in North Wales. The evaluation was conducted by the ACE club members and conducted through a relationship‐centred approach expressed through the Senses Framework (achievement, belonging, continuity, purpose, security, significance) (Nolan et al, 2006). Members of the ACE club found the sense of significance to be the most important and meaningful ‘sense’ in helping to structure their evaluation and use of the ACE club. The clinical interventions outline is shared within the text to help provide a grounded and inductively generated practice structure. The funding of ‘normalising’ activities for younger people with dementia is an area of dementia care that needs urgent attention.
Davies‐Quarrell, V., Higgins, A., Higgins, J., Quinn, P., Quinn, M., Jones, G., Jones, L., Foy, A., Foy, V., Marland, R., Marland, P., Powell, A. and Keady, J. (2010), "The ACE approach: promoting well‐being and peer support for younger people with dementia", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 41-50. https://doi.org/10.5042/jmhtep.2010.0503
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