There are an estimated 700,000 people with dementia in the UK and approximately 1 million people caring for them. The guideline sets out clear recommendations, based on the best available evidence, for health and social care staff on how to work with people with dementia and their carers to significantly improve their treatment and care.
This publication brings together all of the evidence that led to the recommendations in the guideline. It provides an overview of the condition and covers detection, diagnosis and assessment, and the full range of treatment and care approaches for people with dementia including promoting independence, psychological and psychosocial interventions, pharmacological treatments and palliative care. Importantly, it also addresses support and interventions for carers of people with dementia.
Table of Contents
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3. METHODS USED TO DEVELOP THIS GUIDELINE
5. HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS
6. PREVENTION, EARLY IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA
7. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS AND MAINTENANCE OF FUNCTIONING
8. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA NON-COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS AND BEHAVIOUR THAT CHALLENGES
9. EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA, DEMENTIA CARE MAPPING, STAFF TRAINING AND INTERVENTIONS FOR CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA