The aim of the project is to help create sustainable and competency enhancing services for people with dementia by finding new ways to involve users and their informal carers in service development. The project is also going to help to reduce the shame, stigma, and taboo associated with dementia so that people affected can seek help in an earlier phase of the illness.

PIA will create a digital platform that facilitates networking in participant countries to address dementia challenges and policy gap implications, and urge engagement with broader frames of reference as a potential for enabling bolder and better dementia care models.

Outputs of the project

Training materials and methodology: Development of dedicated training resources for Peer Support Workers in dementia care.

Guidelines for involving and empowering Peer Support Workers. Development of digital platform for communication and collaboration. Create a network for sharing of experience and knowledge specific for community-based dementia care.

Strategies for increased involvement of informal carers in delivery and designing of home-based dementia care – advocacy.