The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) draft dementia (update) quality standard consultation period is open and closes on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 5pm. We would like to invite members of the NDAA to comment to ensure that the perspectives of people living with dementia and carers are represented in the consultation.
The Quality Statements are outlined below:
- Adults with suspected dementia are referred to a specialist dementia diagnostic service
- Adults with dementia have a named care coordinator.
- Adults with dementia are given a choice of activities to promote wellbeing that are tailored to their preferences.
- Adults with dementia have a structured assessment before starting nonpharmacological or pharmacological treatment for distress.
- Adults with dementia have the opportunity to discuss advance care planning at diagnosis and at each care review
- Carers of adults with dementia are offered education and skills training.
- People are made aware that lifestyle changes (eg on smoking, physical activity) can reduce the risk of developing dementia.
You can view full details on how to take part in the consultation as well as full details of the dementia (update) quality standard by clicking below: