DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Supporting well

When someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be supported to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their usual activities and occupations.

It is important to support the person with dementia to make arrangements for the future including future care options. They may wish to prepare for a time when another person may need to help with their affairs.

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  • Useful tips on the COVID-19 vaccine for people with dementiaThis briefing developed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, working with Dementia UK, includes useful tips for giving the COVID-19 vaccine without causing distress and how to explain the vaccination to someone who is living with dementia.
  • 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.
  • Sandwell Dementia StrategySandwell dementia strategy sets out 9 promises for people in Sandwell, including improving diagnosis and assessment for those at risk of dementia, helping people with dementia to live well in their community and providing better support for carers.
  • Telecare alarms and equipmentTelecare is a range of electronic equipment and services that can help people with physical, sensory or mental health difficulties continue to live safely and independently at home. Sandwell Joint Prevention Stores provides, installs and maintains this telecare equipment free for Sandwell residents.
  • A Whole Systems Approach to understanding psychological symptoms in delirium and dementiaThis Yorkshire and the Humber Dementia and Older Peooples Mental Health Clinkcal Network event chaired by Dr Rod Kersh provided attendees with an opportunity to hear from local and national innovators and carers to better understand psychological symptoms in delirium and dementia.
  • Driving with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: Consensus guidelines for cliniciansThese Guidelines are the result of a collaboration between a diverse range of clinicians with involvement of carers. They set out the responsibilities of clinicians to their patients, and provide a framework for thinking about the management of their driving safety.
  • Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carersThis 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.
  • Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementiaThis report published by the Alzheimer’s Society brings together views of more than 3,500 people with dementia, carers and the public on what it is like to live with dementia.
  • John’s CampaignJohn’s Campaign is about the right of people who care for someone living with dementia to be able to stay with them – and the right of people with dementia to be able to have a family carer stay with them. It applies to all ...
  • Enabling people with dementia to remain at home: a housing perspectiveThis report published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network sets out the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible.
  • 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.
  • National Audit of Dementia – third reportThe National Audit of Dementia (NAD) (care in general hospitals) measures the performance of general hospitals against criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact upon people with dementia while in hospital. The third audit collected data between April and November 2016.
  • 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.
  • How living with dementia could beThis short animated video highlights how living with dementia could be through the 'well pathway for dementia'. It shows the importance of a holistic partnership approach to supporting the person with dementia, their families and carers within local community settings.
  • Dementia Atlas: Putting a focus on dementiaThe Dementia Atlas is an interactive map that plots data about dementia care and support, allowing people to compare the quality of dementia care across the country.
  • Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old ageThis briefing paper published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network seeks to connect the body of knowledge around the significance of car ownership in achieving well-being for older people to those making decisions that may impact on car ownership among older people.
  • Fix dementia care – NHS and care homesThis report published by the Alzheimer's Society marks the second phase of a campaign looking at the experiences of people with dementia in a range of health and care settings. It contains the results of a survey of care home managers and the voices of people with dementia, their families and carers.
  • Dementia rarely travels alone: living with dementia and other conditionsThis report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia examines the scale of difficulty faced by people living with both dementia and other health conditions, and how the health and social care system can provide holistic, person-centred care and support for this growing body of people.
  • Dementia and comorbidities: Ensuring parity of careThis report published by the International Longevity Centre demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year.
  • DiADeM (Diagnosis of Advanced Dementia Mandate in Care Homes)This protocol developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Strategic Clinical Network aims to support GPs to diagnose dementia for people living with advanced dementia in a care home setting.
  • 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.
  • Dementia advisers surveyThis report published by Ipsos MORI presents the findings of a survey into the provision of dementia adviser services throughout England.
  • Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation PlanThis implementation plan outlines how the 50 commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 will be met, ensuring that England becomes the world-leader in dementia care, research and awareness by 2020.
  • The dementia profileThe dementia profile developed by the Dementia Intelligence Network collects new and existing data on dementia at both Clinical Commissioning Group and local authority level. This will assist the local planning of services and support areas to make sustainable improvements from an easily accessible online platform.
  • Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesActive Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.
  • The Daily SparkleThe Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK's leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.
  • Joint declaration on post-diagnostic dementia care and supportThis joint declaration signed by signatories across government, health, social care and the third sector sets out a shared commitment to deliver good quality post-diagnostic dementia care.
  • Dementia core skills education and training frameworkThis framework published by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care.
  • Dementia and homecare: driving quality and innovationThis report published by the United Kingdom Homecare Association demonstrates how skilled homecare can play a pivotal role in enabling people with dementia to live well in their preferred familiar environment. Through a series of innovative practice examples, the report shows why good homecare should ...
  • 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.
  • Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementiaThis 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.
  • On the journey to becoming a dementia friendly organisationThis 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.
  • Developing a national user movement of people with dementiaThis 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.
  • 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.
  • A proposal for a UK dementia eye care pathwayThis article published in the journal Optometry in Practice introduces a proposal for a UK dementia eye care pathway and outlines the areas that should be covered within a pathway.
  • Dementia DiariesDementia Diaries is a national project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries.
  • Dementia and People with Intellectual Disabilities: Guidance on their Assessment, Diagnosis, Interventions and SupportThis guidance published by the British Psychological Society aims to promote effective and timely assessment, diagnosis, interventions and support to people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia.
  • Creating a dementia friendly workplace: A practical guide for employersThis guide published by the Alzheimer's Society is designed to help employers provide support for staff members with dementia. It may also be a useful resource for people living with, or affested by, dementia in the workplace.
  • The Sound Doctor: Getting the best out of life with dementiaA series of films providing information to families living with dementia through the entertaining medium of TV/Film.
  • 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.
  • Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
  • No Secrets: guidance on protecting vulnerable adults in careThis guidance document published by the Department of Health sets out a code of practice for the protection of vulnerable adults in care.
  • Collaborative Care and Support Planning: an introductionThis animation, commissioned by the Royal College of General Practitioners, sets out the collaborative care and support planning process in a short, easy to understand way.
  • Pain in People with Dementia: A Silent TragedyThis report, published by Napp Pharmaceuticals, draws on a survey of interviews with experts, major providers of care, and on desk research. It quantifies the problem and sets out the issues in recognising, assessing and managing pain in people with dementia.
  • 10 Top Tips for supporting carers of people living with cancerThis guidance produced by Macmillan Cancer Support offers some top tips for primary care practitoners to support carers of people living with cancer.
  • Wearing glasses with dementia factsheetThis factsheet is about the issues people with dementia who need to wear glasses may face. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
  • Eye examinations for people with dementia factsheetThis factsheet provides information on eye examinations for people with dementia. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
  • Dementia Revealed: What primary care needs to knowThis toolkit written by Dr Elizabeth Barrett is intended as an educational resource for use by GPs and practice nurses to expand their knowledge and confidence.
  • Cracks in the pathwayThis report presents the findings of a Care Quality Commission review of the care people living with dementia receive as they moved between care homes and acute hospitals.
  • Five Year Forward ViewThe Five Year Forward View published by NHS England sets out why the NHS needs to change and various models of care which could be provided in the future to deliver transformed care for patients.
  • State of Care 2013/14This report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals wide variation in the quality and safety of care for conditions such as dementia in England.
  • Improving the delivery of adult diabetes care through integrationThis report published by Diabetes UK explains how diabetes care can be improved to achieve better outcomes for people with diabetes. The challenge for commissioners and healthcare providers locally is to make the system work to support that.
  • National Diabetes AuditThe National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is a major national clinical audit, which measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales.
  • A vision of care fit for the twenty-first centuryThis report published by the Commission on Residential Care offers a vision of housing with care fit for the twenty-first century, not bound by existing definitions but based on the outcomes that people want and value.
  • Diabetes sample service specificationThe service specification, published by NHS England, outlines the provision of high quality care for all those with diabetes. It describes all the services needed to provide a complete care pathway for people with diabetes.
  • Building on the National Dementia Strategy: Change, progress and prioritiesThis report published by the All Party Parliamentary Party Group on Dementia (APPG) calls for a new long term strategy for dementia to be a worthy successor to the National Dementia Strategy for Dementia in England and the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia.
  • Telehealth and Telecare AwareThis online information portal provides a news and information service for people interested in telecare and telehealth.
  • 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.
  • Continence Product AdvisorThe Continence Product Advisor is a website providing evidence-based guidance on how to select appropriate products for managing incontinence and use them effectively.
  • 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.
  • Improving cancer patient experience: A top tips guideThis guide published by Macmillan Cancer Support provides top tips to support professionals make service improvements in response to the National Cancer Survey and deliver improved patient experience.
  • Cancer Delivery Support ToolThe Cancer Delivery Support Tool developed by Macmillan Cancer Support is an electronic support tool to assist GPs and Health Professionals to make an early diagnosis of five types of cancer: Oesophageal, Pancreatic, Ovarian, Colorectal and Lung.
  • Improving the quality of cancer care in primary careThis toolkit developed by Macmillan Cancer Support aims to support the primary care professionals to develop initiatives and programmes which have a positive impact on the care of people daiagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.
  • Cancer information factsheetsThese factsheets published by Macmillan Cancer Support cover a variety of topics relating to cancer, such as chemotherapy drugs, less common cancer types and practical issues for cancer care professionals.
  • Making your home a better place to live with dementiaThis briefing published by Care and Repair England outlines how people might adapt their homes to help better manage the symptoms associatted with dementia.
  • Duty to Care? Supporting and involving unpaid carers of people at the end of lifeThis resource covers the three plenary discussion sessions at the ‘Duty to Care?' conference held in 2013 facilitated by the National Council for Palliative Care. Three detailed scenarios were debated to help identify and explore the practical issues involved in being or supporting a carer.
  • Driving and dementiaThis Alzheimer's Society factsheet explains the legal situation around driving and dementia, and gives some tips on stopping driving.
  • 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.
  • AT DementiaAT Dementia is web-based information resource on assistive technologies (including telecare) for people with 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.
  • Diabetes care planning reviewPractitioners should provide an annual care planning review to all people with diabetes to ensure that each patient gets the right support for managing their diabetes. This short film produced by Diabetes UK aims to help patients to understand what care planning is, and how they can get more involved in their diabetes care.
  • The dementia guideThis guide produced by the Alzheimer's Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.
  • Life After Death: Six steps to improve support in bereavementThis briefing paper published by the National Council for Palliative Care identifies six steps to address bereavement as a major public policy issue.
  • 10 key steps to improving timely diagnosis: A resource pack for Commissioners and General PracticesThis resource pack sets out key steps for Commissioners, and key steps for General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and the diagnosis pathway.
  • The Care Bill: factsheetsThese factsheets will help practitioners to better support patients and carers to get the care and support they need, following the changes introduced by the Care Bill, published in 2013.
  • Putting dementia on the mapPutting dementia on the map published by the Department of Health draws on data and information about dementia health and care, dementia friendly communities and research.
  • Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandThis report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
  • Virtual Hospital modelling toolThe Virtual Hospital modelling tool, developed by the Dementia Services Development Centre, aims to show good design can help to make an acute hospital setting dementia-friendly.
  • 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.
  • Diabetes care pathwayThis NICE care pathway defines clinical best practice for diabetes care. It covers managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Peer support networks and dementia advisers: evaluationThis report, published by the Department of Health, provides the findings of the Healthbridge evaluation into the role that dementia advisers and peer support networks can provide in post diagnostic support for people with dementia and their carers.
  • ICD deactivation at the end of life: Principles and practiceDesigned for any health professionals involved in caring for patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), this document discusses issues relating to ICDs in the management of advanced heart disease.
  • Diabetes Risk ScoreThe Diabetes Risk Score is an assessment tool which aims to identify individuals with impaired glucose regulation (IGR) and is designed to predict an individual’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes within the next ten years. It was developed by University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in collaboration with Diabetes UK.
  • Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementiaThis report published by Alzheimer’s Disease International highlights the importance of helping people with dementia to remain independent and living in their own homes as part of the local community for as long as possible.
  • The Triangle of Care – carers included: A guide to best practice for dementia careThe Triangle of Care is a model for dementia care that supports a partnership approach between the person with dementia, the staff member and carer. It is designed to ensure that carers are appropriately included and involved in the care of people with dementia, particularly in hospital settings.
  • Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyoneThis report, published by the Alzheimer's Society, explores evidence from people with dementia about their experiences of living in their community and the ten key things they would like to see in a dementia-friendly community.
  • Dementia adviser service: evaluationThis report published by the Alzheimer's Society presents the findings of an evaluation of the Pathfinder Dementia Adviser services from the perspective of service users.
  • Assistive technology – devices to help with everyday livingThis factsheet published by the Alzheimer's Society explores technological developments that can help make life easier for people with dementia and their carers in certain situations.
  • National Audit of Dementia in General HospitalsThe second report of the National Audit of Dementia in General Hospitals identifies continuing problems in the quality of care received by people with dementia in hospitals in England and Wales.
  • Cataracts and dementia factsheetThe information in this factsheet will help people in with both dementia and sight loss and how to help someone with dementia cope with surgery.
  • 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.
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare e-learning toolThis e-learning tool developed by NHS England and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services will support all practitioners to improve assessment and decision making around NHS Continuing Healthcare.
  • Dementia: Finding housing solutionsThis report, published by the National Housing Federation, highlights how good housing and related services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, from delaying more intensive forms of care to preventing admission and readmission to hospital.
  • 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.
  • QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaThis quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes StrategyThis outcomes strategy published by the Department of Health identifies ten key actions for local authority and NHS commissioners and providers to deliver improvements in patient outcomes.
  • Making a Difference in Dementia: Nursing StrategyThis nursing vision and strategy for dementia care, published by the Department of Health, makes clear that every nurse can make a difference to the care of people with 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.
  • Low expectations: attitudes on choice, care and community for people with dementia in care homesThis report published by the Alzheimer’s Society stresses the need to lift expectations and to strengthen existing minimum standards to boost quality of life for people with dementia in care homes.
  • Support and care for people living with dementia from minority communitiesThis report outlines recommendations to improve support and care for people with dementia from minority communities in the North East.
  • Dementia FriendsDementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to give a million people a better understanding of dementia by 2015.
  • 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.
  • Supporting people with dementia at homeThis training resource published by the Alzheimer’s Society aims to help homecare workers provide excellent person centred support for people with dementia who are living at home.
  • Hospital 2 Home resource packThis resource is designed to make it easier for health and social care professionals involved in hospital discharge to support older patients in returning home safely after a hospital stay and reduce the risk of readmission to hospital.
  • Find me good careThis website developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is designed to help people find the right care and support to suit their needs and lifestyle, whether at a time of crisis or as they plan for the future.
  • The Right Care: creating dementia friendly hospitalsThe Right Care is a call to action to transform the acute hospital experience for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Taking medication ‘just like that’This campaign led by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) aimed to remind people how vital heart medicines and raise awareness that millions of people could be putting their lives in danger by not taking their medicines as prescribed.
  • Ten tips for communicating with a person with dementiaThese top tips produced by the Family Caregiver Alliance will help practitioners and those caring for a person with dementia to improve communication skills and ability to handle the difficult behaviour.
  • The Right Prescription: resource packThis resource pack will support pharmacists, who play a crucial role in medicines optimisation, to have critical conversations about the prescription of antipsychotics in dementia and reduce inappropriate prescribing.
  • National dementia and antipsychotic prescribing auditThe National dementia and antipsychotic prescribing audit aims to gather information from primary care to establish a national picture of prescribing antipsychotic medication in people with dementia.
  • Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementiaThis report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) explores the barriers to dementia diagnosis in the UK. It makes recommendations to improve diagnosis rates and provide better post diagnosis support for people with dementia.
  • New models of care for dementiaThis report proposes a new understanding of the dementia journey and a revised model of care for dementia, aimed at improving experiences and outcomes, and informing service redesign and commissioning.
  • Moving into a care home: advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual peopleThis factsheet published by the Alzheimers Society provides some advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people on choosing a suitable care home and suggests things to think about when the person moves in.
  • Drugs used to relieve behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementiaThis factsheet produced by the Alzheimer’s Society explores the different types of drugs that can be used to treat these symptoms if non-pharmalogical treatments have not worked.
  • Personalisation and dementia: a practitioner’s guide to self-directed support for people living with dementiaThis guide to personalisation and dementia has been written for, and with input from, people living with dementia, their families and friends, and the practitioners who support them.
  • Case for change – Communities for people living with dementiaThis document explains the evidence that has been used in designing the service to support people with dementia, whether living at home or in care homes, as well as dementia-specific elements of other Communities.
  • An evaluation of dementia support worker rolesThis report presents an evaluation of existing models of community-based support for people with dementia, their families and carers.
  • Caring, compassionate, skilled – transforming the dementia workforceThis guidance will support commissioners to better understand workforce planning and development issues that may impact staff working with people with dementia and their carers and families.
  • Improving the care of people with dementia in general hospitalsDignity in dementia; improving care in general hospital settings, a Royal College of Nursing led project, has launched tools to improve the care of people with dementia in general hospitals.
  • Request for proposal: action plan to improve care for people with dementia in hospitalThis is a request for a proposal to improve care for people with dementia in hospital.
  • Service specification for dementia: better care at home, and in care homesThis specification has been designed to support primary care in the assessment and management of people with problematic symptoms of dementia or other complex presentations living at home, in a care home or other residential setting.
  • Service specification for dementia: mental health liaison service for general and community hospitalsThis specification has been designed to assist commissioners in the delivery of a service to support general and community hospitals to deliver better care to people with dementia.
  • Template action plan to improve care for people with dementia in the communityThis is a template action plan for use by local authorities and commissioning consortia working together under the auspices of Health and Well-being Boards to improve care for those people with dementia who live in their own homes or in some other residential setting.
  • Optimising treatment and care for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementiaThis best practice guide has been developed in consultation with an advisory group of leading clinicians specialising in dementia.
  • Case for change – mental health liaison service for dementia care in hospitalsThis document explains the evidence that has been used to identify eligible patients and for the design of mental health liaison services in general and community hospitals and its core components.
  • 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.
  • The £20 Billion Question – An inquiry into improving lives through cost-effective dementia servicesThis report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) explores the the evidence for cost effective models of dementia care. It makes recommendations to focus on early intervention and prevention to reduce early entry to residential care and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Understanding out of hospital dementia careThis report, published by Healthcare at Home, explores home-based models of care that will keep people with dementia out of hospital.
  • Support, Stay, Save: care and support of people with dementia in their own homesThis report provides evidence from over 2,000 carers, people with dementia and home care workers on the aspirations, experiences and outcomes of providing dementia care in the community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Echocardiography guidelines for valve quantificationThis poster contains guidelines for echocardiography valve quantification developed by the Education Committee of the British Society of Echocardiography.
  • Diabetes in adults quality standardThis NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice for diabetes care. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
  • NICE Clinical guideline CG42 Dementia: supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social careThis guideline, published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), makes specific recommendations on Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), fronto temporal dementia, vascular dementia and mixed dementias, as well as recommendations that apply to all types of dementia.
  • Befriending works: building resilience in local communitiesThis report published by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation provides an overview of how befriending can contribute to improving the health and well-being outcomes of vulnerable people at risk of social isolation or exclusion from mainstream society.
  • What about me? Remembering the needs of carersThis short leaflet published by Marie Curie Cancer Care is a good starting point for anyone working in health, social care or other setting who is likely to come into contact with people approaching the end of life and their carers.
  • Diabetes and your heartThis booklet is for people who have diabetes, and for their families and friends. It may also be useful if you don’t have diabetes but you have been told you may develop it in the future.
  • This is me'This is me' is a leaflet produced by the Alzheimer's Society to help hospital staff better understand the needs of people with dementia.
  • Dementia: ethical issuesThis report published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics presents an ethical framework to help practitioners who face dilemmas in connection with the everyday care of someone with dementia.
  • Counting the cost: caring for people with dementia on hospital wardsThis report published by the Alzheimer's Society reveals unacceptable variations in the quality of care for people with dementia in hospital and puts forward recommendations to improve dementia care, shorten the length of stay and reduce costs.
  • Commissioning domiciliary care for people with dementia and their carersThe purpose of this paper is to assist commissioners in ensuring that homecare for people with dementia is appropriate to their needs and/or the needs of their carers.
  • Supporting Family Carers of People with Learning DisabilitiesThis resource pack produced by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and the Sharing Caring Project at Sheffield Mencap supports practitioners to develop and provide the best information and support to family carers of people with learning disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Prepared to care – Challenging the dementia skills gapThis report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) explores the scale of the challenge in training the caring professions in dementia, and how it may be met.
  • See me, not just the dementiaThis report looks at the experiences of people with dementia living in care homes in England, with a particular focus on whether their care offers dignity and respect.
  • Always a last resort: Inquiry into the prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia living in care homesThis report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) examines the problem of the over prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia living in care homes and proposes workables solutions.
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  • Sandwell Dementia NavigatorsSandwell Dementia Navigators, a partnership between Crossroads, Agewell and Dementia Pathfinders, is for people living with dementia and their families.0121 553 6483 (choose option 6)https://www.sandwellcrossroads.org/sandwell-dementia-navigators/
  • St Albans Community AssociationSt Albans is a charity providing a wide range of services to the local community. We pride ourselves on the warm, welcoming environment, with caring staff, who understand the needs of those who use the services available. We provide services for older and vulnerable adults, ...St Albans Road Smethwick West Midlands B67 7NL0121 558 0018https://www.stalbans-cc.co.uk
  • Trinity View Residential Care HomeTrinity View is a residential care home that is registered to support a maximum of 8 residents. The home specialises in care for individuals with mental health conditions, Dementia and also care for over 65’s. Trained staff at Trinity View provide  high quality personal care ...Trinity View Care Home, 68 South Road, Smethwick B67 7BP, UK0121 558 0962
  • The Shrubbery Residential Care HomeThe Shrubbery is a residential care home that supports a maximum of 28 residents. The home provides specialist care in mental health conditions, Dementia and care for over 50’s. Trained staff give high quality personal care to all residents whilst respecting the individual choices, preferences ...The Shrubbery, Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 9QS, UK0121 556 8899
  • The Beeches Residential Care HomeThis beautiful Victorian property was converted many years ago to accommodate 17 elderly residents in a friendly and comfortable setting. Occupants of The Beeches have bespoke rooms which are designed to meet their needs, and many feature en-suite bathrooms. The Beeches offer the highest quality ...17 Waterfall Lane, Rowley Regis B65 0BL, UK0121 559 5055https://www.jwcare.co.uk/the-beeches/#1480580244790-8c96c3aa-dea5
  • Tendercare Residential HomeWe are a residential care home in Oldbury, West Midlands for elderly and dementia patients. At Tendercare our aim is to provide our residents with the dignity, care and attention they deserve. Our staff are all fully trained to deal with the demands of elderly ...Tendercare Home Ltd, 237-239 Oldbury Rd, Rowley Regis B65 0PP, UK0121 561 4984https://www.tendercarehomeltd.co.uk/
  • Stonewater Housing – Sheltered AccommodationSt Davids Court is a Retirement Living scheme with a total of 31 one bedroom flats located either on the ground floor, first floor or second floor (a lift services first and second floor accommodation).St Davids Court, Birmingham Street, Oldbury B69 4DU, UK0121 552 4994www.stonewater.org
  • Roxburgh House Residential Care HomeLocated in the popular outskirts of Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Roxburgh House is a friendly care home, with 44 beds, offering residential and residential dementia care. Living with us A favourite setting at Roxburgh House care home is the lovely dementia-friendly decked area ...Roxburgh House Care Home, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath B64 5JE, UK01384 411029 and 0333 999 8614https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/roxburgh-house-cradley-heath.aspx
  • Pegasus Residential Care HomePegasus Care supports adults aged 18 – 65 with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, sensory loss, eating disorders, physical disabilities and complex needs. Residential and respite care is provided in a small 12 bed registered care home, within West Bromwich. The home offers a warm, ...67 Beeches Rd, West Bromwich B70 6HQ, UK0121 553 2900http://pegasuscare.com/
  • Matthias House Residential HomeMatthias house is a residential care home that can support a maximum of 33 residents, it is in an urban location and specialises in care for adults above 65 and inviduals who have Dementia. For an Overview and CQC report visit the websiteMatthias House, 107 Dudley Road, Tipton DY4 8DJ, UK0121 530 3000
  • Kelvedon House – Residential HomeKelvedon House in Wednesbury is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built 52-bed care home split into four units, situated across the road from Brunswick Park. Kelvedon House specialises in supporting people with a range of conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism/ASD, Bipolar/manic depression and many more. The home ...10 Clarkson Road, Wednesbury WS10 9AY, UK0121 505 7775https://www.careww.co.uk/care-homes/kelvedon-house/
  • Karam Court Residential Care HomeKaram Court Care Home has been purpose-built to offer a flexible environment for personal elderly care, specialising in solutions for adults diagnosed with dementia. Stylish and contemporary furnishings combine with picturesque gardens to make this a satisfying place to spend a retirement, with carers available ...Highbury Road, Off Mallin Street , Smethwick, West Midlands B66 1QX0121 558 8007https://www.minstercaregroup.co.uk/our-care-homes/karam-court/
  • Hall Green Residential Care HomeCare Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 62 Service User.  Demenita, old age, Alzheimer’s care categories. For an Overview and CQC report visit the websiteHall Green Care Home, 107 Hall Green Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3JT, UK01215670020
  • Grafton Lodge Residential HomeCare Home only (Residential Care) – Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned , Registered for a maximum of 35 Service User.  Specialist Care Category:  Alzheimer’s. For an Overview and CQC report visit the websiteGrafton Lodge, Grafton Road, Oldbury B68 8BJ, UK0121 559 3889
  • Fountain Court Residential UnitResidential care for older people with mental health issues.  Older people with mental health issues aged 55yrs +.  16 places. For an Overview and CQC Report visit the websiteFountain Court Millpool Way, Bearwood, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 4HW0121 565 2427
  • Dingle Meadows Residential Care HomeDingle Meadow is a purpose-built care home, located within a peaceful residential area of Oldbury in the West Midlands, residential care and residential memory care for those living with dementia. The extensively trained team will deliver all the specialist care and support services that loved ...Goldencrest Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2DQ, UK0121 552 9355https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/dingle-meadow.aspx
  • Caldene Residential Rest HomeWelcome to Caldene Rest Home. We’re here to make life easier, more settled and altogether better. Caldene Rest Home provides residential, dementia and respite care for 27 persons. We offer expert care and support to people with a wide range of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, heart ...Caldene Rest Home 27 Beeches Road, West Bromwich B70 6QE 0121 500 5664https://www.rdcpcare.com/caldene.html
  • Bloomfield Court Residential HomeBloomfield Court in Tipton is a contemporary residential care home set in modern and comfortable surroundings. Bloomfield Court offers first class care and facilities with en-suite rooms for up to 47 residents, in a light and spacious setting. At Anchor, we have a long history ...Anchor - Bloomfield Court care home, 27 Central Avenue, Tipton DY4 9RR, UK0121 521 5747https://www.anchor.org.uk/our-properties/bloomfield-court-tipton
  • Beechcroft Residential Care HomeBeechcroft care home is in Oldbury, west of Birmingham. The home provides residential and nursing care, with a visiting doctor, dentist, chiropodist and community nurse. There is a suite specially reserved for respite care. The home provides care for up to 50 older people and ...Beechcroft Home Salop Drive, Oldbury B68 9AG0121 429 2993http://www.beechcroft-residentialhome.co.uk/
  • Bartholamew Lodge Nursing HomeWelcome to Bartholamew Lodge Nursing Home. We’re here to make life easier, more settled and altogether better. Bartholamew Lodge Nursing Homeprovides residential, nursing, dementia, palliative, respite and physical disability care for up to 30 persons. We offer expert care and support to people with a wide ...Bartholomew Lodge, 1 Trouse Lane, Wednesbury WS10 7HR, UK0121 502 1606https://www.rdcpcare.com/bartholamew-lodge.html
  • Woodgreen Nursing HomeWoodgreen Nursing Home located in Wednesbury has been at the heart of the community for many years. A recent extension has improved the accommodation and the environment forming a central courtyard to which many of the rooms have direct access. For an Overview and CQC ...27 Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, WS10 9AX0121 556 0381https://www.friendlycare.co.uk/care-homes/wood-green/
  • The Gables Nursing HomeAbsolute Healthcare (Central) Ltd is an experienced local care operator with over twenty years of experience in the care home sector. The Gables is the newest addition to their group of care homes in the West Midlands. The company is a firm believer in the ...The Gables Nursing Home, Nursing Home, 1595 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury B69 2BJ, UK0121 544 3988https://thegablesnursinghome.co.uk/
  • Ryland View Nursing HomeRyland View is situated in the friendly residential area of Tipton, close to the town of Dudley. The home is made up of five well equipped specialist houses and surrounded by mature landscaped gardens with raised flowerbeds. Each house has it’s own pretty, secure courtyard ...Ryland View Nursing Home - Advinia Health Care, Arnhem Way, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 7HR, UK0121 520 1577https://advinia.co.uk/ryland-view-home-page/
  • Princess Lodge Nursing HomePrincess Lodge was purchased in August 2009 and after an extensive refurbishment reopened to accommodate residents of Sandwell and neighbouring authorities in January 2010. In 2011 the home was extended to provide nursing care for up to 36 residents in a truly first-class environment. For ...Princess Lodge Nursing Home 11 High Street, Princes End, Tipton DY4 9HU 0121 557 1176http://www.friendlycare.co.uk/care-homes/princess-lodge/
  • Parkside Nursing HomeAt Parkside nursing home in Tipton, they build their care and activity plans around individuals, supporting and encouraging people to be happy, cared for and fulfilled. The specialist home provides care for adults living with neuro-disabilities, brain injury, stroke, mental ill-health and dementia. Residents at ...Parkside 1a Tibbington Terrace, Tipton, Birmingham, DY4 9HJ0121 521 5000https://www.exemplarhc.com/our-care/our-homes/parkside
  • Lyndon Hall – Nursing HomeLocated in a peaceful residential area in West Bromwich, Lyndon Hall is a purpose-built care home with 80 beds, offering nursing, residential memory and nursing memory care for those living with dementia. Living with us A friendly home, Lyndon Hall care home offers Residents the ...Lyndon Hall Care Home Malvern Close, off All Saints Way, West Bromwich B71 1PP 0121 500 5777https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/lyndon-hall.aspx
  • Hilltop Lodge Nursing HomeHilltop Lodge pride themselves on providing the very highest standard of care through the combination of modern facilities with traditional family-orientated values – this ethos is extended into the lifestyle of the residents. From playing the latest games on the iPad to sit-down yoga, the ...Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home, 93 Hill Top, West Bromwich B70 0PX, UK0121 556 3322https://www.pressbeau.co.uk/hilltop-lodge
  • Dovedale Court Nursing HomeFull of charm and character, Dovedale Court is a friendly care home located just outside the lovely market town of Wednesbury in the West Midlands, which offers nursing and residential memory care for those living with dementia. The extensively trained team will deliver all the ...Dovedale Court Care home Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7PZ 0121 502 6444https://www.hc-one.co.uk/Carehomes/dovedale-court.aspx
  • Bridgewood Mews Nursing HomeLocated in Tipton, Bridgewood Mews is a specialist nursing care home for adults with complex needs. Service users live in two 10-bedded units, Telford and Brindley. Each unit has a dining room and lounge, with an activity room on Telford and a quiet room on ...Bridgewood Mews Complex Needs Care Home - Exemplar Health Care, 38 Bridge Road, Tipton DY4 0JW, UK0121 522 5780https://www.exemplarhc.com/our-care/our-homes/bridgewood-mews
  • Bearwood Nursing HomeBearwood Nursing Home in Smethwick is registered to give nursing and personal care to up to 63 people, many of whom are elderly or have dementia. Trained staff treat people with dignity and respect. People, wherever possible, are involved in planning and making decisions about ...Bearwood Nursing Home, 86 Bearwood Road, Smethwick B66 4HN, UK0121 558 8509https://www.rdcpcare.com/bearwood.html
  • The Poplars Nursing HomeOur home, with 51 beds, is family-run, but enjoys the visionary leadership of a corporate, with a major 3.5m investment currently being undertaken on site. Culturally sensitive, Poplars endeavors to embrace personal faith and dietary preferences within it’s gold standard of individualised nursing excellence. Central ...The Poplars Nursing Home 66 South Road, Smethwick B67 7BP 0121 558 0962https://www.poplarscare.co.uk/
  • Ash Lodge Nursing HomeStaff at Ash Lodge recognise and promote each individual’s privacy, dignity, lifestyle preferences, their right to make choices and the right to participate in their own care. Staff believe that ageing is a natural and normal life process. Age does not limit or change a ...Ash Lodge Nursing Home, 135 Londonderry Lane, Smethwick B67 7EL, UK0121 558 9808https://ashlodgenursinghome.co.uk/
  • Alzheimer’s Society Dementia ConnectA specialist telephone based information and navigation service. A person can be referred to us through our newly developed safe, quick, electronic referral route for all health and society professionals. Specially trained Dementia Advisers will complete an assessment of their needs and provide the right ...Tricorn House, Birmingham B16 8TU, UK03331503456www.alzheimers.org.uk
  • Handyperson Scheme for residents in SandwellDLM Building and Maintenance are proud to have been selected to provide the Minor Adaptations and Handyperson Service on behalf of Sandwell Council and Walsall Council. Examples of The Minor Adaptation Service include, but are not limited to; Supply and installation of grab rails Hand ...196 Oldbury Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9DP, United Kingdom0800 032 2080 https://www.dlmbuilding.co.uk/
  • Edward Street HospitalAt Edward Street Hospital, the Trust provide 24 hour care and support to older people with mental health needs such as dementia, depression and anxiety. The site has two inpatient wards: Salter and Chance. Chance Ward provide support for older people with mental health needs ...Edward Street Hospital, Edward Street, West Bromwich, UK0845 1461800https://www.bcpft.nhs.uk/services/mental-health/8-for-older-people/23-edward-street-hospital
  • Agewell Kingfisher Dementia ServicesKingfisher Buddies is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is a service provided by Agewell and fellow Community Interest Company, Dementia Pathfinders, which supports older people across Sandwell who are living with dementia. The three year project recognises that seeking and receiving a ...Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury, UK0121 796 9333https://www.agewelluk.org.uk/kingfisher-buddies-1.html
  • AgewellAgewell provides advice, guidance and a range of quality services to help older people stay socially connected, healthier and living independently for as long as possible. We also support family members in their caring role.Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury B69 1DZ, UK0121 796 9333https://agewelluk.org.uk/
  • Sandwell Council of Voluntary OrganisationsSandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a charitable organisation based in Sandwell which supports Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector, comprised of voluntary-run community groups, charities, not-for-profit businesses, faith communities and social enterprises.1st Floor, Landchard House Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8ER0121 525 1127https://www.scvo.info
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