Improving Dementia Care Services. A Short Video
In this short video on improving dementia care we listen to David Behan who is the Governments Director General for Social Care and Local Government Care Partnerships. He talks about improving dementia care in the UK.
Key points from the video are.
- There needs to be good quality early intervention and diagnosis.
- Improvement in quality of care provided by all hospitals when treating people with dementia.
- Care homes who care for people with dementia need to be encouraged to help sufferers to live well and for the services that the care homes provide need to support the needs of people with the condition.
- Reducing by two-thirds the use of anti psychotic medication in the treatment for dementia.
You can watch the video on improving dementia care below.
Below is a small clip from an article on improving dementia care, written by Professor Bob Woods, with input from Graham Dixon and Mat Phillips for NHS Wales
Let us know what you think about the approach the Government has on improving dementia care. Are they getting it right?