The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has assessed the standard of care provided for people with dementia to be “patchy”.
NICE has released the new standard for dementia care in England, including ten standards, covering issues such as early diagnosis; suitable housing; access to leisure services, dentistry and eye care; keeping patients active and involved in community life; and ensuring people are able to live in dementia-friendly environments.
Read more: BBC News: Dementia care ‘patchy’.
Triggle, N. (2013). Dementia care ‘patchy’. London: BBC News, April 3rd 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].