DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

New resources for autumn 2015

November 17 2015

We have added a collection of interesting new resources to the Dementia Roadmaps over the autumn period.

They include:

Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset

This guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to increase the amount of time that people can be independent, healthy and active in later life.

Approaching an unthinkable future – Understanding the support needs of people living with young onset dementia

This report explores the experiences of people living with young onset dementia contacted by Dementia Pathfinders during a social care workforce training project in 2014 and 2015.

Models of dementia assessment and diagnosis: Indicative cost review

This report published by NHS England is designed to provide commissioners and service providers with detailed information about real alternative models of dementia assessment and diagnosis, with a cost breakdown.

Accessible Information Standard

The 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.

Peer Support for People with Dementia: A social return on investment study

This report published by the Health Innovation Network South London, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, outlines the findings of a study which demonstrated that the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers can be far greater than the investment

Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementia

This resource published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlights the key messages from 10 quality statements which form the quality standard for supporting people to live well with dementia and shows what they mean for carers and care providers.

Developing a national user movement of people with dementia

This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores the learning from the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP), a national network that engages and empowers people with dementia to influence the services and policies that affect them.

Evaluation of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities Programme

This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities programme, and examines how people with dementia can influence what a Dementia Friendly Bradford should be like.

Evaluation of the York Dementia Friendly Communities Programme

This report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the York Dementia Friendly Communities programme, which promotes a range of innovative projects. It looks at how people with dementia have been involved in shaping the programme.

On the journey to becoming a dementia friendly organisation

This paper shares the lessons that have been learned through the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Dementia without Walls programme which started in June 2012 with a vision of making the UK a better place for people with dementia.

How can we make our cities dementia friendly?

This briefing paper published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation contributes to the emerging evidence base for Dementia friendly communities by drawing out the key messages from independent evaluations of their work programmes in Bradford and York.

Planning for your future care

This 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.

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.

Making decisions: a guide for people who work in health and social care

This guidance published by the Office of the Public Guardian explains to health and social care workers how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects anyone who is unable to make some or all decisions for themselves

Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice

This 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.

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