We provide support for people living with dementia and their families in a way that is evidence-based and person-centred.
A large part of our role is to offer information and advice to people with dementia and families on how to manage the symptoms of dementia and how to promote good health, independence and well-being.
The advice we provide is based on recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). These recommendations come from robust evidence built on observations of good practice over many years of treatment and care. This ensures that the advice you receive from us is reliable and consistent.
The NICE guidelines on dementia cover a wide range of issues in dementia support including:
- management of cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms
- coordinating care
- managing other long-term conditions alongside dementia
- managing hospital visits
- palliative care
- supporting carers
Person-centred care is at the heart of the support we provide. While there are many “best practices” when it comes to supporting someone with dementia, this does not mean that we provide the same type of support to each person.
A person-centred approach to care means that:
- we treat you as a person – with individual goals, preferences, habits, and strengths – in planning your care, rather than a health condition
- we recognise that each person has a different reaction to a diagnosis of dementia
- we look at the wider context of your situation including the relationships you have and the support you can get
- you are an equal partner in planning and developing your care to ensure it meets your needs.
For more information about our team and where we work, visit our meet the team page.