The project is an evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society Live Well with Dementia (LWwD) Programme. LWwD aims to provide the knowledge, skills and practical tools that can support people to live well with dementia based on the principles and desired outcomes of self-care. The programme was designed in collaboration with people living with dementia. The evaluation is in two parts:
A combination of observation and interviews with both facilitators and people with dementia were used for data collection. Feedback was provided to the Alzheimer’s Society at various stages to inform further development of the programme.
The evaluation runs alongside the programme development and delivery phases, from November 2013 until end of March 2017.
The project aims to evaluate the success of the LWwD programme in terms of both the co-design/development and delivery phases. Key questions for each phase are outlined below.
In co-design phase:
In the delivery phase:
The evaluation ran alongside the development timetable of the programme and feedback was provided to the Alzheimer’s Society (AS) at various stages of its design, development and delivery. An interim report on the co-design phase was submitted to the AS in July 2014.
A literature review which was undertaken by the research team on ‘Self-care, self-management and dementia’ in 2013 (updated in 2014) and also informed the development of the programme and will also inform future publications.
The final report giving an overview of the evaluation was published in March 2017.
For the detailed findings, please read the External evaluation of the Alzheimer's Society Live Well with Dementia programme.
Professor Diane Waller OBE
External evaluation of the Alzheimer's Society Live Well with Dementia programme, March 2017.