Tolson D, Watchman K, Richards N, Brown M, Jackson G, Dalrymple A & Henderson J (2015) Enhanced Sensory Day Care - Developing a new model of day care for people in the advanced stage of dementia: a pilot study. Alzheimer Scotland. University of the West of Scotland. http://www.learningdisabilityanddementia.org/uploads/1/1/5/8/11581920/esdc_final_report.pdf
As dementia advances and the complexity of care needs rises, there is a gap in the provision of appropriate services for people who are living at home. The increasing numbers of people in the later stages of dementia and the increased demands for caring at home, create the imperative to develop dementia capable services to address this need. Standard day care services struggle to provide the high levels of support required for people with advanced dementia, and family caring is compromised by the absence of alternative provision. Set against this backdrop, a programme of sensory interventions and a new day care model were developed and piloted within South West Scotland.