This web page on the NICE “Dementia quality standard” includes sections on:
- Appropriately trained staff.
- Memory assessment services.
- Written and verbal information.
- Assessment and personalised care plan.
- Decision making.
- Emotional, psychological and social needs of carers.
- Non-cognitive symptoms and behaviour that challenges.
- Liaison services.
- Palliative care needs.
- Respite services for carers.
The following documents are cited as the basis (the “policy context”) of this standard:
- National Audit Office, ‘Improving dementia services in England: an Interim report‘ (2010).
- Department of Health, ‘The use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia: Time for action‘ (2009).
- Department of Health, ‘Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy’ (2009).
- National Audit Office, ‘Improving services and support for people with dementia‘ (2007).
This web page is based on, and links to, the main NICE Guideline:
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) clinical guideline 42 ‘Dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care’.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2010). Dementia quality standard. London: NICE, June 2010.