Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face in health and social care. There are approximately 18,000 people in south London diagnosed with dementia, with a further estimated 7,000 undiagnosed. One third of people with dementia live in care homes, and the remaining two thirds live in community settings.
Since 2014, Health Innovation Network have worked with nursing and care homes, community health teams and housing providers to develop DeAR-GP (Dementia Assessment and Referral Tool), a co-designed tool that aims to increase identification of possible dementia and subsequent diagnosis rates in south London.
The tool has been positively approved as a Shared learning example by NICE and is also a case study on the AHSN Atlas.
Please see below for all DeAR-GP resources.
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