NICE and SCIE have developed a new quick guide with the aim of informing people and their family and carers about the support that is available after a diagnosis of dementia. People should have information about their care options and should have access to a named professional who will coordinate any care and support they may need. Information should also cover health, including treatment and therapies, and activities of daily living, such as driving and working.
It is important to plan for the future and people with dementia should be offered support to help them make decisions about advance care planning and advance decision-making. Getting the right information and support after a diagnosis of dementia can really help people to maintain a good quality of life.
Read the quick guide: Dementia – discussing and planning support after diagnosis