Optimising primary care for people with dementia

Fox, Chris, Maidment, Ian, Moniz-Cook, Esme, White, Jacquie, Thyrian, Jochen René, Young, John, Katona, Cornelius and Chew-Graham, Carolyn A (2013) Optimising primary care for people with dementia. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 10 (3). pp. 143-151. ISSN 1756-8358

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Abstract

This review considers key areas in primary care regarding the diagnosis of dementia. Issues surrounding assessment, policy and incentives are considered. In addition, the relevance of non-medication approaches for dementia in primary care, which aim to enhance or maintain quality of life by maximising psychological and social function in the context of existing disabilities, is deliberated. Finally, key issues about primary care medication management are considered, and relevant therapeutic strategies with recommendation for a collaborative approach that improve outcomes by linking primary and secondary healthcare services - including general practice and pharmacy - with social care needs are weighed up. A key aspect of such a collaborative approach is to support informal carers in optimising medication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia,diagnosis,medication,primary care,psychosocial
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 15:10
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 23:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44375
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