PatientPlus - Dementia

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Each PatientPlus reference includes information articles about dementia:

  • Definition
  • Epidemiology
  • Aetiology
  • Presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Investigations
  • Management: general principles
  • Management: non-pharmacological
  • Management: pharmacological treatment of dementia
  • Management: palliative and end-of-life care
  • Screening and prevention
  • Prognosis
  • References

Further information and links to other resources are provided for both patients or professionals.  There is a support section which gives information on organisations providing support to people living with dementia or to healthcare professional. There is also a discussion forum section to allow registered users to pose questions/comments to other users.

The resource is suitable for all healthcare professionals, including those still in training or those working in other specialities needing information about patients living with dementia. There is a mirroring website for patients entitled Patient UK - Memory Loss and Dementia.

Related pathway points of the Dementia Competency Framework: