DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Dementia subtypes

Dementia is an umbrella term. It describes the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases or conditions. There are many different types of dementia although some are far more common than others. They are often named according to the pathology that has caused the dementia. Some of the more common types include: Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Fronto-temporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and Korsakoff's syndrome.

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  • Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carersJune 20 2018This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.
  • Quick contacts and linksAugust 15 2017Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care Tel: 01296 383204 Alzheimer’s Society Buckinghamshire Tel: 01296 331722 Carers Bucks Tel: 0300 777 2722 NHS Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust  Aylesbury & District Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 03444 111 444 Buckinghamshire Mind NRS – supplier of disability equipment, mobility aids ...
  • The Sound Doctor: Getting the best out of life with dementiaMarch 23 2015A series of films providing information to families living with dementia through the entertaining medium of TV/Film.
  • 10 key steps to improving timely diagnosis: A resource pack for Commissioners and General PracticesJanuary 29 2014This resource pack sets out key steps for Commissioners, and key steps for General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and the diagnosis pathway.
  • Frontotemporal dementiaAugust 6 2013This article published in the British Medical Journal highlights some of the issues pertinent to Frontotemporal dementia, a clinically and pathologically heterogeneous group of non-Alzheimer dementias characterised collectively by relatively selective, progressive atrophy involving the frontal or temporal lobes, or both.
  • Dementia coding clean-up exerciseMay 13 2013This exercise devised by Dr Paul Russell aims to support GPs to identify problems in coding, which are contributing to low rates of dementia diagnosis on practice registers.
  • Dementia diagnosis resource packJanuary 17 2013This resource pack produced by Dementia Partnerships sets out key steps for Commissioners and General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and diagnosis pathways.
  • Dementia READ codesDecember 5 2012This knowledge summary produced by Dementia Partnerships defines a standard set of READ codes for the diagnosis of dementia to be used by general practices and memory assessment services.
  • Services for younger people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementiasMarch 18 2006This briefing paper jointly published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Alzheimer's Society provides guidance on the services for younger people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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