Dementia Assessment and Referral to GPs: DeAR-GP (NICE / HIN)

Summary

It was already known that between 75% – 89% of care home residents have dementia, but many of these persons do not receive a diagnosis. The Health Innovation Network (HIN) worked with five care homes to design the Dementia Assessment Referral to GP (DeAR-GP) tool.

DeAR-GP is a case finding tool which assists care workers in care homes to identify and support residents showing signs of dementia or confusion. The aim is to achieve better referrals to GPs or other healthcare professionals for prompt review and post-diagnostic support.

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Reference

Dementia Assessment Referral to GP (DeAR-GP). [Online]: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Innovation Network (HIN), June 2017.

Related comment:

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Reference

de Waal, H. [and] Jackson, A. (2016). DeAR-GP aids referrals. Nursing Older People. May 27th 2016; 28(5): 11.

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Reference

Trueland, J. (2016). Spotting signs of dementia. Nursing Standard. March 9th 2016; 30(28): 20-1.

Further details and instructions are available:

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Reference

DeAR-GP (Dementia Assessment Referral to GP): User Guide. [Online]: Health Innovation Network (HIN) South London, June 2017.

Background interest:

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Reference

Michalowsky, B. Eichler, T. [and] Thyrian, JR. [et al] (2016). Healthcare resource utilization and cost in dementia: are there differences between patients screened positive for dementia with and those without a formal diagnosis of dementia in primary care in Germany?  International Psychogeriatrics. 2016 Mar;28(3):359-69.

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