8. Find cases

Find cases

DRIVER: The ‘diagnosis gap’; the true local prevalence vs. numbers with a diagnosis of dementia

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Establish general practice’s ‘diagnosis gap’ and local trajectories for improvement.
Review patient lists: vulnerable older patients in the community, and in care homes.

Where dementia is moderate to severe (i.e. established dementia)

  • check whether a diagnosis has been recorded on the General Practice dementia register;
  • record a diagnosis where indicated

DRIVER: Patients with co-morbid conditions and/or complex needs

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Review patients with co-morbid conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • Huntingdon’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • older adults with depression
  • adults with Down’s Syndrome