Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Guidance and Guidelines

This National Clinical Guideline is relevant to all doctors, nurses, pharmacists and health and social care professionals working in acute, community or residential care settings in Ireland who provide care to people with dementia.

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This guidance document supports healthcare professionals in the establishment, organisation and facilitation of evidence-based post diagnostic psycho-educational programmes.

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The Guide to Memory Clinics in Ireland provides up-to-date information on the number and location of memory clinics across the country. The guide also provides information on how to access a memory clinic service and details the composition and type of service provided in each.

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This document provides an overview of current guidelines and clinical evidence in the management of dementia in general practice.

 

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The Dementia Friendly Hospital Guidelines from a Universal Design Approach provide detailed guidance in relation to dementia specific design issues and the Universal Design (UD) of acute hospitals in Ireland.

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This booklet will give other hospitals & care facilities valuable information when considering environmental change for dementia.

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This guide will help family members and caregivers to support the person with dementia to enjoy their food and mealtimes in a safe and comforting way.

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Guidance Doucment on Facilitating Discussions on Future and End-Of-Life care with a Person with Dementia.

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Guidance Document on Advance Care Planning and Advance Healthcare Directives with a Person with Dementia.

 

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Guidance Document on Loss and Grief in Dementia

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Guidance Document on the Management of Hydration and Nutrition.

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Guidance Document on Ethical Decision Making in End-Of-Life Care and the Person with Dementia.

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Guidance Document on Medication and Dementia - Palliative Assessment and Management.