AQUEDUCT - Achieving quality and effectiveness in dementia care using crisis teams

Aim: AQUEDUCT stands for achieving quality and effectiveness in dementia care using crisis teams. People with dementia can experience mental health crises and may be referred to crisis teams. These teams are specialist healthcare teams who work with the person with dementia and their family at home to help them avoid a hospital admission and remain safely in their own home. AQUEDUCT aims to discover what practice is currently provided by teams that manage crisis in people with dementia, and what best practice may look like. The study will develop a resource kit for dementia crisis trials and perform a randomised controlled trial to investigate if the resource kit has better outcomes in terms of hospital admissions, quality of life and costs.

Leads

  • Professor Martin Orrell, AQUEDUCT principal investigator
    Director, Institute of Mental Health