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Dementia Care

Dementia is a progressive condition with increasing incidence due to the ageing population. People affected by dementia require appropriate and sensitive care that retains their dignity and ensures that carers and relatives are fully involved.

Care integration can impact on quality of care and improve outcomes at every stage of the patient pathway through early diagnosis and intervention, and effective long-term care for those affected and their families and carers. Entries for this category can be from individuals or teams responsible for planning or delivering integrated care pathways for this group of patients. Entries will be judged against the general criteria. Submissions could include one or more of the following elements:

  • Timely referral to specialist services for early diagnosis
  • Access to appropriate treatment or therapeutic interventions delivered in appropriate settings accessible to patients
  • Encouraging understanding and good management of dementia outside of specialist settings
  • Supportive care to help patients and their families to cope with the emotional and practical effects of living with dementia
  • Long-term care in specialist settings for patients with advanced dementia, which maintains their dignity and responds to their individual needs as their condition progresses


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