The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has developed an online dementia resource for GPs, which links to information on patient’s emerging needs as dementia develops, from diagnosis onwards. This “Dementia Roadmap” tool also signposts patients to suitable local resources, including memory clinics, hospitals, care homes and specialist residential housing, again ideally at the right time.
The Dementia Roadmap tool was funded by the Department of Health and has been produced with the help of the Alzheimer’s Society. Topics covered include:
“ …understanding dementia, memory worries, the diagnostic process, post-diagnosis support, living well with dementia, carer health and planning for the future”.
New online dementia resource launches for GPs. London: Department of Health / Dementia Challenge, May 22nd 2014.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 12, July 2014].
A message to NHS staff from the Secretary of State for Health about activity, on numerous fronts, to tackle dementia:
Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff about dementia. London: Department of Health, May 23rd 2014.