This guide describes what a good quality, modern dementia service looks like. It has primarily been written for Clinical Commissioning Groups, local authorities, and Health and Wellbeing Boards. It will also be of interest to patients, carers and voluntary sector and provider organisations.
This guide has been written by a group of dementia care experts, in consultation with patients and carers. The content is primarily evidence-based but ideas deemed to be best practice by expert consensus have also been included.
This guide does not cover mental health services for working age adults, functional mental health services for older people, access to psychological therapies or liaison psychiatry.