Windows of opportunity: prevention and early intervention in dementia

Interventions: Enhancing the quality of life

At the core of the National Dementia Strategy is the belief that people with dementia and their carers can be supported and enabled to live well. The transformational nature of this principle broadens the spectrum of interventions to include those that maximise the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers and families.

Figure 6: Factors that can enhance the quality of life for people with dementia. Adapted from Williamson T et al, 2010 and Murphy et al, 2009.

Case studies

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Identification: Assessment, diagnosis and initial intervention

Encouraging and supporting people with dementia to identify what is personally important to them.

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