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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2020

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Integrated partnerships for people with dementia and their families

Integrated partnerships for people with dementia and their families
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Article topics: Dementia, Family

The increase in dementia diagnosis and the recognised negative outcomes of acute hospital admission for this patient group, has led to a call for improved community care for people with dementia and their families. Primary care organisations are now exploring ways in which to provide high quality dementia care from peri-diagnosis through to end of life. Here, Emily Oliver, consultant Admiral Nurse and Victoria Lyons, senior consultant Admiral Nurse, explain how Dementia UK is supporting primary care networks (PCNs) to do this through the provision of Admiral Nurses.

(Emily Oliver: emily.oliver@dementiauk.org, @emilyoliverdem; Victoria Lyons: victoria.lyons@dementiauk.org, @viclyons)

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