The new generation of psychosocial interventions for dementia has been characterised by great improvements in methodology and high-quality randomised controlled trials,
including cost-effectiveness analyses. There are a growing number of interventions with established effectiveness but despite this there can be difficulties with implementation in practice.
The British Journal of Psychiatry (2012)
201, 342–343. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.107771
Martin Orrell is Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at University College London, and an honorary consultant old age psychiatrist and Director of Research and Development at North East London Foundation Trust. He is Chair of the Memory Services National Accreditation Panel.