Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People accessing behaviour change interventions and programmes in mid-life are advised that the risk of developing dementia can be reduced by making lifestyle changes. [new 2019]

Statement 2 People with suspected dementia are referred to a specialist dementia diagnostic service if reversible causes of cognitive decline have been investigated. [2010, updated 2019]

Statement 3 People with dementia are given the opportunity to discuss advance care planning at diagnosis and at each health and social care review. [2010, updated 2019]

Statement 4 People with dementia have a single named practitioner to coordinate their care. [2010, updated 2019]

Statement 5 People with dementia are supported to choose from a range of activities to promote wellbeing that are tailored to their preferences. [2013, updated 2019]

Statement 6 People with dementia have a structured assessment before starting non-pharmacological or pharmacological treatment for distress. [2010, updated 2019]

Statement 7 Carers of people with dementia are offered education and skills training. [2010, updated 2019]

In 2019 this quality standard was updated to focus on a small number of priority areas for quality improvement. Statements included in 2010 and 2013 may have been updated [2010 or 2013, updated 2019] or replaced [new 2019]. For more information, see update information.

Statements 1, 3, 9 and 10 from the 2010 quality standard for dementia: support in health and social care and statements 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 from the 2013 quality standard for dementia: independence and wellbeing are still supported by the evidence. These may be useful at a local level and are available as pdfs on the history tab.