The Clinical Knowledge Summary service www.cks.nhs.uk has recently launched care management support tools, which focus on Dementia.
The scenarios include:
- Screening, diagnosis, and assessment: discusses the few situations in which routine screening for dementia is recommended, when dementia should be suspected, how to suggest that dementia is a possibility, and what tests should be done before referral for specialist assessment and diagnosis.
- Ongoing management: covers the approach to primary care management of dementia, and the management of cognitive problems, anxiety and depression, and other psychological and behavioural problems.
- Managing end-of-life problems: briefly covers the principles of palliative care, and reviews the management of some common problems in palliative care.
- Supporting carers: covers how to recognize when carers need support, and how they can be supported.