Dementia wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemicThis resource is primarily for clinicians working with people with dementia, but can also be used by carers and people with dementia. This document takes the Dementia Well Pathway and sets out the adjustments and amendments needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights key priorities and actions for each step in the pathway.
Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementiaThe World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
Dementia Commissioning know how guideThis resource aims to enable Clinical Commissioning Groups to achieve and maintain dementia diagnosis rate of at least two-thirds of the estimated number of people with dementia, and improve the quality of and access to post diagnostic care for people living with dementia and their carers.
Dementia Care Pathway: full implementation guidanceThe Dementia Care Pathway: full implementation guidance, published by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), sets out key commissioning and service development considerations in the delivery and quality of care and support for people living with dementia and their families and carers.
Implementation guide and resource pack for dementia careThis guide aims to set out the policy drivers and strategic context for transforming dementia care, and why it is of importance to commissioners, providers and sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in supporting delivery of a number of objectives in the Department of Health’s Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020, published February 2015, which complements the aims of the Five Year Forward View, published in October 2014.
Dementia Friendly Housing CharterThis toolkit aims to help professionals in their support of people living with dementia in their homes and facilitate consistency and good practice.
Immediate post diagnosis support guidanceThis guidance document, published by the London Strategic Clinical Networks, has been created for professionals to support people with dementia and their carers immediately following diagnosis.
Care of dying adults in the last days of lifeThis guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to 3 days of life. The guideline contains specific advice relevant when caring for people with dementia.
Making your home dementia friendlyThis booklet published by the Alzheimer's Society aims to help people with dementia to live well in their own home. It describes ways to create or adapt the home environment so that it remains a safe and familiar place. This can help make daily living activities easier and keep people in touch with the things they enjoy doing.
A practical guide to healthy ageingThis guide published by NHS England and Age UK contains advice to help improve the health and general fitness of people of any age, but it is particularly relevant for people who are about 70 years or older.
Accessible Information StandardThe Accessible Information Standard tells organisations how they should ensure that disabled patients receive information in formats that they can understand and they receive appropriate support to help them to communicate.
Information about Lewy Body DementiaThis handbook published by the Lewy Body Society aims to help people with Lewy body dementia (LBD), their families and health care professionals learn more about the disease and find ways and resources to help them cope with it.
Duty of Candour: Information for all providersThis document published by the Care Quality Commission sets out how meeting the Duty of Candour regulation will be central to both registration and inspection for NHS bodies and all other care providers regulated by the CQC.
Mental Health Act 1983: Code of PracticeThe revised code of practice shows professionals how to carry out their roles and responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, to ensure that all patients receive high quality and safe care.
Mental Capacity Act Code of PracticeThis guidance published by the Office of the Public Guardian explains to people working with or caring for adults who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves the legal responsibilities that must be considered under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Planning for your future careThis guidance published by the National Council for Palliative Care explains advance care planning to the public. It outlines the different options available to people when planning for their end of life care.
Better care for older peopleThis online resource published by the General Medical Council aims to help doctors challenge the stereotypes associated with older people and tackle the most common concerns older people have about their care.
Dementia-friendly technology charterThe Dementia-friendly technology charter gives people with dementia and their carers information on how to access technology. It also provides guidance to health, housing and social care professionals on how to make technology work for people based on their individual needs.
Carer’s health checkA Carer's health check should be offered to any newly-registered carers according to local guidelines or the terms of any Local Enhanced Service.
Initial review following diagnosisThis guidance outlines the steps that a practitioner should consider during an initial review with a patient that has received a formal diagnosis of dementia.
Be head strongThis guidance published by the Alzheimer's Society contains tips to help people reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Choosing your hospitalMost patients can choose which hospital they are seen in according to what matters most to them, whether it's location, waiting times, reputation, clinical performance, visiting policies, parking facilities or other patients' comments.
The dementia guideThis guide produced by the Alzheimer's Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.
Thinking Ahead: a planning guide for familiesThis guidance, published by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, provides a clear framework to help the families of people with learning disabilities plan for the future and address the concerns they have.
Guidance for Learning Disability Partnership BoardsThis booklet offers guidance to Learning Disability Partnership Boards to help them ensure that carers of people with learning disabilities, and carers with learning disabilities are supported and involved in local service developments which affect their lives, and the lives of the people they care for.
CMG48: Support for commissioning of dementia careThis guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) summarises the key commissioning issues and the resource impact that will arise from implementing improvements in the quality of care for people with dementia, in line with the statements and measures that comprise the NICE quality standards for dementia.
Best practice for commissioning diabetes servicesThis guidance published by Diabetes UK aims to help commissioners understand the nature of integrated diabetes care, why it is so important and to provide a signpost to other documents that will be of help in the commissioning process.
RCGP Commissioning Guidance in End of Life CareThis guidance offers a logical six-step framework and overview to support GP commissioners to deliver practical improvements in end of life care, aligned with national policy and quality standards.
Handy guide to selecting a care homeThis guide published by the Alzheimer’s Society is designed to be taken into care homes by people with dementia and their families and provides an independent and objective guide to what makes good quality care.
Implementing local diabetes networksImplementing Local Diabetes Networks, published by Diabetes UK, is for commissioners to explain the importance and composition of a local diabetes network.
How would I know? What can I do?This guide, developed by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), provides advice for carers and those who work with people with dementia on how to help with pain and distress in people with the condition.
Dementia commissioning for quality and innovationDementia commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) aims to help identify patients with dementia and other causes of cognitive impairment, alongside their other medical conditions and to prompt appropriate referral and follow up after they leave hospital.
Reducing the use of antipsychotic drugsThis leaflet is for people with dementia and their carers who want to know more about behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and how they can be prevented and treated.
Commissioning End of Life Care: Act & EarlyThis guidance published by the National Council for Palliative Care aims to help healthcare commissioners to prioritise early action on end of life care to ensure people’s choices are met and to avoid unnecessary emergency hospital admissions.
End of life care for people with dementia commissioning guideThis commissioning guide provides support for the local implementation of NICE clinical guidelines through commissioning, and is a resource to help statutory and voluntary health and social care professionals in England to commission integrated end of life care (EOLC) services for people with dementia.
Dementia and People with Learning DisabilitiesThis document jointly published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society provides guidance on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support of people with learning disabilities who develop dementia.
Dementia patient decision aidThis decision aid is intended to assist health professionals considering prescribing acetylcholinesterase inhibitor medication (donepezil, galantamine or rivastigmine) for patients to improve symptoms of dementia and reduce the rate of decline in mental function.
Making decisions: who decides when you can’t?This guidance published by the Office of the Public Guardian explains how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects anyone who is unable to make some or all decisions for themselves. It provides advice to help people to plan ahead in case they are unable to make and understand decisions in the future.