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Improving the experience of people living with dementia, and their carers/families by ensuring timely access to memory assessment, diagnosis, advice and support.

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Gnosall Health Centre Memory First

Memory First is an integrated dementia service run by a consortium of 162 GPs across 41 practices in Staffordshire. Its pioneering joined-up approach to care has cut diagnosis times from 3 years to 4 weeks and led to major improvements in patient experience. Read more »

The Dementia Diaries Dementia Diaries

The Dementia Diaries is an illustrated children’s book which tells the stories of 8 young people and their experiences of living with dementia in their families through four characters’ diaries. Read more »

Improving GP coding Improving GP coding of dementia in London

This project aimed to find out whether it is possible to raise diagnosis rates through undertaking an exercise to ‘clean up’ dementia coding and records at a practice level. The hypothesis was that problems in GP coding may be contributing to the reported dementia diagnosis gap. Read more »

Improving the diagnosis process Improving the diagnosis process

In this video, published by NHS England, a patient recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s describes how the diagnosis process could be improved through the use of volunteers with experience of the condition. He underlines the importance of leaving the diagnosis with some hope. Read more »