Dementia Pathways. For Primary Care in ireland

Assessment of Need

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  • Block off a period of time to discuss the diagnosis with the person and, if the person consents, with their family - both will need ongoing support.
  • To make this consultation effective start by exploring the patient and caregivers current needs and then try to match them up with the resources that are available.
  • Mapping out their needs and having a targeted approach will focus the consultation and will provide useful information to the patient without overwhelming them.