National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s “Dementia Quality Standard (QS184)” is intended to improve: dementia diagnosis rates; the wait time between referral and diagnosis; reductions in hospital admissions, avoidable care home admissions and length of hospital stay; provision of more suitable treatments for distressed behaviour and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD); and the general quality of life and wellbeing for patients and their carers. The main section headings / quality statements in this quality standard comprise:
- Quality statement 1: Raising awareness – health promotion interventions.
- Quality statement 2: Diagnosis.
- Quality statement 3: Advance care planning.
- Quality statement 4: Coordinating care.
- Quality statement 5: Activities to promote wellbeing.
- Quality statement 6: Managing distress.
- Quality statement 7: Supporting carers.
NICE (2019). Dementia: quality standard (QS184). London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 28th 2019.
There are two associated NICE interactive flowcharts:
- Dementia NICE Care Pathway.
- Dementia, disability and frailty in later life: mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset NICE Care Pathway.