This pocket guide produced by the Royal College of Nursing explains how the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) affects providers and managers of care home services.
Living well with dementia in a care home – a guide to implementing the National Dementia Strategy is a 16-page colour booklet that was distributed alongside four separate publications: Nursing Older People, Mental Health Practice, the Journal of Dementia Care and Caring Times.
The guide provides an overview of dementia and the NDS, and highlights the specific objectives that relate to care homes, including:
- Objective 1 – awareness and understanding
- Objective 2 – diagnosis and intervention
- Objective 11- quality of care
The guide also incorporates examples of good practice in care homes and patients with dementia.