What is the ELEVATOR Programme?
Dementia Elevator is an education and empowerment programme developed by DCU and the HSE (with the support of Atlantic Philanthropies) to help individuals, communities and health systems engage appropriately with people with dementia. Elevator focuses on ability (rather than disability) and takes a person-centred approach to dementia care.
Dementia Elevator aims to
- Give people skills they need to support ageing in place for people with dementia.
- Challenge the way society thinks about dementia.
- Provide opportunities for people who work with people with dementia to move up to the next level of education and skill.
In 2014 The Elevator team completed an in-depth analysis of the dementia-related education that is required across the community (link to this report here).
This work has informed the scope of the Elevator programme. The areas targeted by Elevator are set out in the figure below.