National Dementia Strategy objectives, as set out in the Department of Health’s revised outcomes-based implementation plan: “Quality outcomes for people with dementia: building on the work of the National Dementia Strategy”, are summarised below:
1. Improving public and professional awareness and understanding of Dementia.
2. Good quality early diagnosis and intervention for all.
3. Good quality information for those diagnosed with Dementia.
4. Enabling easy access to care, support and advice following diagnosis.
5. Development of structured peer support and learning networks.
6. Improved community personal support.
7. Implementing the Carers Strategy for people with Dementia.
8. Improved quality of care for people with Dementia in general hospitals.
9. Improved intermediate care for people with Dementia.
10. Housing and Telecare.
11. Living well with Dementia in care homes.
12. Improved end of life care for people with Dementia.
13. Workforce development and training in Dementia.
14. Joint commissioning strategy for Dementia.
15. Performance monitoring and evaluation including inspection.
16. A clear picture of research evidence and needs.
17. Effective national and regional support for implementation of the strategy.
18. Anti-Psychotics (reduced and more suitable use thereof).
This outline of the objectives has been taken from the summary provided in Appendix 2 of the Department of Health’s Good Practice compendium: an assets approach to
“Living well with dementia: a National Dementia Strategy” (published January 2011).