Tag Archives: Supporting People with Dementia and Their Carers in Health and Social Care

Reducing Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Dementia in Primary Care (HSJ / NHS London)

Summary The Dementia and Prescribing Antipsychotic Project, run by London-based CCGs, helped to reduce prescribing levels by between 48% and 77%. The project aimed to raise awareness of the risks of antipsychotic prescribing for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. … Continue reading

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D:Kit Self-Assessment Resource Pack (DAA’s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals)

Summary The D:Kit Self-Assessment resource has been compiled using a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of resources in order to support acute hospitals in meeting the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)‘s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals. It reflects the National CQUIN for … Continue reading

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Dementia Guide: Care of People with Dementia in Hospital Settings (RCN)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary This guide from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been produced to help nursing staff care … Continue reading

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NICE–SCIE Guideline on Supporting People with Dementia and Their Carers in Health and Social Care (National Clinical Practice Guideline Number 42)

Summary This guideline makes recommendations on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and mixed dementias, in addition to recommendations that apply to all types of dementia. This comprehensive 2006/2007 guideline covers: The social model of dementia … Continue reading

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