Case studies

These three case studies help you to consider different situations that people with dementia face. They are:

  • Raj, a 52 year old with a job and family, who has early onset dementia
  • Bob and Edith, an older married couple who both have dementia and are struggling to cope, along with their family
  • Joan, an older woman, who lives alone and has just been diagnosed with dementia

Each case study contains:

  • A vignette setting out the situation
  • An ecogram showing who is involved
  • An assessment which gives essential information about what is happening and the social worker’s conclusion
  • A care and support plan which says what actions will be taken to achieve outcomes

You can use the practice guidance to think about how you would respond in these situations.