The Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and resources to assist primary care staff to more effectively support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.
The main audience is staff working in primary care, including GPs, nurses, dementia navigators and practice managers. The local Roadmaps will also be of benefit to professionals supporting people with dementia their family and carers, people worried about memory problems, people living with dementia and their carers and families. Find out more
The platform supports the creation of local Dementia Roadmaps pre-populated with a wide range of nationally relevant resources and groups, organised across the main topics reflecting the dementia journey. Following installation and introductory training local editors populate their Roadmap with resources and groups that are relevant to their locality.
The Dementia Roadmap has been developed in a partnership between the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health. It is hosted by Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company (CIC).
- a briefing introducing the Dementia Roadmap
- a briefing setting out how localities can go about developing a Dementia Roadmap, and
- a Dementia Roadmap business case template that can be used to secure support and funding for the development of a Dementia Roadmap.
A rolling success
Following the successful launch of the first three local Dementia Roadmaps in May 2014, a national rollout project is now underway to connect other local Roadmaps across the country. There are now 15 local Dementia Roadmaps listed below.
- Isle of Wight
- North Somerset
- South of Tyne
- Waltham Forest
- West Hampshire
- West Kent
Testimony from Dementia Roadmap users include:
“We use the information within the Roadmap to reassure patients and their carers by signposting them to local support”
“The Roadmap is an incredibly useful resource for anyone wanting to know more about dementia, and the local services available”
“It’s helping us to provide better support after diagnosis”
“I like the term map as it seems to be like a journey, it includes how to navigate many issues. I think it incorporates practical tips, education, information and an easy to follow layout. As a carer it feels supportive and provides tools to look out for certain changes.”
Register your interest
To register your interest in developing a Dementia Roadmap in your local area please email us at email@example.com
Submit content for inclusion
To submit content for inclusion in the Dementia Roadmap please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org