Windows of opportunity: prevention and early intervention in dementia

Personal Resources: Interventions

Listed below are a number of interventions that can help strengthen carer resilience:

Public health messages

  • Messages about the key elements of mental wellbeing (taken from the Foresight Project).
  • Connecting with other people.
  • Being physically active.
  • Taking notice -being more consciously aware of the world.
  • Keeping learning.
  • Giving to others.

Life story work

  • Using Life Story work to identify and reinforce personal examples of resilience through life.
  • The Life Story Network is a source of information and resources.

Strengths-based approach

  • Using a strengths-based, person-centred approach to assessment and care planning will tend to reinforce individual resilience.