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This section provides access to guidance, resources and positive practice to inform commissioning for better outcomes for people living with dementia, and to help achieve dementia-friendly communities.

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Improving the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia

Details of a letter from Sir Ian Carruthers, Chief Executive of NHS South West and Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, to SHA Chief Executives to invite them to adapt four recommendations to drive down inappropriate prescribing antipsychotic medication and providing alternative ways of working and interventions that improve the safety, quality of life and outcomes for people with dementia. Read more »

Sixth UK Dementia Congress call for papers

The Journal of Dementia Care has announced the sixth UK Dementia Congress, to be held in Liverpool, UK on 1-3 November 2011. This provides details of the invitation to submit abstracts of proposed papers and posters, on any aspect of support, care and treatment for people with dementia, their families and care staff, in any service setting. Read more »

Engaging the public in delivering health improvement

This research briefing considers what active citizens can do for services and how services can best engage, support and sustain a community or volunteer workforce in order to improve health outcomes. It provides practical guidance on the steps that need to be taken to redesign services and maximise the long term benefits. This research briefing… Read more »