- Recommendation ID
Care and support for people with dementia:- What is the effect of specific interventions to support people with dementia during transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- The review did not identify any studies about transition for people with dementia from or to inpatient mental health settings. This is one of the groups identified in the equality impact assessment that need special consideration.
Mental health disorders may be under-diagnosed in people with dementia due to 'diagnostic overshadowing', in which a person's symptoms may be wrongly attributed to dementia. If they are admitted to a psychiatric ward, being able to support them to communicate and function in a new environment, and to return to the community, may help ensure that they do not stay on inpatient wards longer than necessary. It is also important to consider how to achieve continuity of care if the person's usual residence is, or will be, a care home.
Effectiveness studies are needed to evaluate different approaches and interventions to support people with dementia during transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings. Qualitative studies exploring views and experiences of people with dementia and their families and carers would also be welcome.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings
- Date issued
- August 2016
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|