In response to concerns over provision of care for people with dementia, NICE and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) developed a national guideline on supporting patients and carers. The clinical and support issues raised below are based on the NICE/SCIE (2006a) guidance on dementia. The guidance specifies nurses are key professionals in dementia care. Whether they work in mental health or elsewhere all nurses need to understand the guidance to enable sound implememtation across all caer settings.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nurs Times

Publication Date

19/02/2008

Volume

104

Pages

26 - 27

Keywords

Dementia, Early Diagnosis, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Memory, United Kingdom