Dementia Care in Emergency Departments: Learning Resource (NHS Education for Scotland)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011].


This online educational resource (in .pdf format), produced by NHS Education for Scotland, is targeted at staff employed in emergency departments. It is designed to help these staff recognise people with suspected dementia and to provide care appropriate to the needs of dementia patients.

This carefully planned and engaging learning resource comprises four sections:

  1. Initial Contact.
  2. Assessment.
  3. Intervention.
  4. Resolution.

There are clickable “key point” summary pages in each section, plus numerous helpful appendices and references. This is an excellent resource. Well worth repeated visits.

Full Text Link


NHS Education for Scotland (2011). Dementia Care in the Emergency Department Learning Resource. NHS Education for Scotland, June 13th 2011.

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