Quality standards are derived from the best available evidence, such as NICE guidance or other NICE accredited sources. The guidance used to underpin this quality standard is listed in Development sources, along with relevant policy context, definitions and data sources. Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in Social care quality standards: interim process guide for pilot topics.
This quality standard was produced collaboratively with representatives from social care and the NHS, along with their partners, people with dementia and carers.
This quality standard has been incorporated into the NICE pathway for dementia.
We have produced a summary for service users and carers.
Changes after publication
May 2015: Minor maintenance.
April 2015: Minor maintenance.
July 2013: NICE project team members added/amended.
June 2013: List of Topic Expert Group and NICE project team members added.
April 2013: Addition of 'How this quality standard fits into the NICE Pathway' section.
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