CASCADE stands for Community Areas of Sustainable Care and Dementia Excellence in Europe.

The CASCADE Model promotes a holistic, person-centred approach for people living with dementia to maximise independence and quality of life. The model is based on five fundamentals:

  1. Focusing on individual abilities and what the person ‘wants’ to do
  2. Personalised holistic care
  3. Living life to the fullest
  4. Positive public perception
  5. Safe environment for independent living