DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

West Kent Dementia Roadmap

The West Kent Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care to support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.

The main audience is staff working in primary care, including GPs, nurses, dementia navigators and practice managers. The roadmap will also be of benefit to other professionals, people worried about memory problems, people living with dementia and their carers and families.

Foreword

Our team at West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hope you find the Dementia Roadmap useful. The site is designed for use by both healthcare professionals looking to support their patients and patients or families looking for information regarding a diagnosis of dementia and the journey post diagnosis.  It is our aim to ensure that people living with dementia, their families and carers can access the right services at the right time and have all the information they need to maintain their health and independence for as long as possible’.

Dr Katie Collier, West Kent CCG Clinical lead for Dementia.

Dementia Friendly Kent

Dementia Friendly Kent As well as the information provided on this site, there is the Dementia Friendly Kent website at http://dementiafriendlykent.org.uk. This has been developed by the Kent Dementia Action Alliance alongside people living and working with dementia.

Topics

  1. Preventing wellThis section provides details of groups and resources related to the prevention of dementia, ensuring that the risk of people developing…
  2. Diagnosing wellDiagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is usually the first person who is  consulted either…
  3. Supporting wellWhen someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be supported to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their…
  4. Living wellMany people are happier if they can remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible. It is important for clinicians to…
  1. Dying wellWhen someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be encouraged to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their…
  2. Caring wellGPs and the primary care team can provide carers with invaluable support, advice and information. For example, they can provide information…
  3. UnderpinningThis section contains details of groups and resources relevant to several topics that underpin the well pathway for dementia, such…

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