Upon discharge from Memory Assessment Services to primary care, a dementia advisors is planned in advance, with a specific joint working protocol/shared care pathway for medication.
Any medicine you have been prescribed for dementia will be continued and monitored by your GP.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Dementia Wellbeing Plan for Greater Manchester; Dementia United
MSNAP Memory Assessment Service Standards
NICE Dementia Guidance
We have provided links to the NICE guideline for dementia and a further link is provided to guidance on how to delay or prevent the onset of dementia.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG16 (2015) Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng16
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2019) Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng97
Telephone: Call: 03000 683 000 between the hours of 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday
- "Patients and their carers (with patient consent) are involved in decisions about discharge plans.
- For people living with dementia who are taking antipsychotic medication, the team maintains responsibility for monitoring their physical health and the effects of antipsychotic medication for at least the first 12 months or until the person's condition has stabilised, whichever is longer. Thereafter, the responsibility for this monitoring may be transferred to primary care under shared care arrangements.
NHS Blog, Dementia advisors and peer support networks have a vital role to play: "Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, explains the importance of support for people once they have been diagnosed: The need to support people with dementia, their families and carers is the next step following a diagnosis. The aim of high quality support is to ensure that people can live well with dementia and the importance of high quality support is recognised in the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) and the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge."
Best Practice Resources
Genio, briefing paper on dementia advisors: - https://www.genio.ie/system/files/publications/GENIO_DEMENTIA_ADVISORS_BP_NO.2.pdf