Guidance and Guidelines in Dementia
Listed below are some relevant guidance and guidelines in relation to dementia.
This dementia inclusive design audit was commissioned by the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign to assess the Clonbrusk Primary Care Centre’s accessibility for people living with dementia and those with cognitive, sensory and/or physical impairments.
Guidance Document 2: Advance Care Planning and Advance Healthcare Directives with a Person with Dementia
This guidance document is a product of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Changing Minds Programme. Changing Minds is a three year project which is co-funded by The Irish Hospice Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies. This document entitled: “Advance care planning and advance healthcare directives with a person with dementia” is the second in a series of 7 guidance documents for health and social care staff in promoting and enabling excellence in end-of-life care for people with dementia.
Age Friendly Athboy: How Walkable and Accessible is Athboy Town with a Focus on People with Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
This report documents the findings of the walkability audit carried out in Athboy town in July 2019 that used the Age Friendly Ireland toolkit and specialist knowledge and input from a chartered architect who specialises in designing dementia inclusive environments.
This "how to" guide on creating a dementia friendly ward in acute settings was developed by Mercy University Hospital, Cork.
National Clinical Guideline No. 21: Appropriate Prescribing of Psychotropic Medication for Non-cognitive Symptoms in People with Dementia
This National Clinical Guideline has been developed by a guideline development group convened by the National Dementia Office, to fulfil priority action point 2.3 of the National Dementia Strategy Implementation plan, namely “The Health Service Executive will develop guidance material on the appropriate management of medication for people with dementia, and in particular on psychotropic medication management, and make arrangements for this material to be made available in all relevant settings, including nursing homes”.
This document will assist in the various processes and stages of the patient journey, by raising awareness of the range of issues that need to be taken into account in order to support the particular needs of people with dementia, and by suggesting approaches to meeting these needs, all underpinned by research, evidence, an analysis of best practice, and the critically important concept of Universal Design.
This document provides guidance on creating communities that include and support people with dementia.
This guidance document developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation provides information on ethical decision making in end of life care and the person with dementia.
Guidance Document 1: Facilitating Discussions of Future and End of Life Care with a Person with Dementia
This guidance document published by the Irish Hospice Foundation provides information on facilitating discussions of future and end of life care with the person with dementia.
Hear Our Voice: Guidelines for Including People with Dementia in Policy, Advisory, Consultation and Conference Activities
The purpose of the guidelines is to provide practical guidance in a user friendly format for individuals and organisations who wish to involve people with dementia in their work or gain their views in a formal way.
This guidance document is a product of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Changing Minds Programme. Changing Minds is a three year project which is co-funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies. This document entitled “Loss and Grief in Dementia” is the third in a series of seven guidance documents for healthcare staff in promoting and enabling excellence in end-of-life care for people with dementia.
This guidance document from the Irish Hospice Foundation provides information on management of hydration and nutrition in palliative care for the person with dementia.
The aim of this document is to guide healthcare professionals in the principles of medication assessment and management in dementia palliative care.
Non-cognitive Symptoms of Dementia: Guidance on Non-pharmacological Interventions for Healthcare and Social Care Practitioners
This guidance document on non-pharmacological interventions for non-cognitive symptoms of dementia is a sister document to National Clinical Guideline No. 21 (Appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia).
This guide provides practical information and tips for anyone who is caring for a person with dementia. Advice is offered on how to prepare for mealtimes and provide the most suitable surroundings at mealtimes. The guide also discusses some of the eating and drinking difficulties a person with dementia may have and suggests possible solutions.
This guidance document from the Irish Hospice Foundation provides information on pain assessment and management in palliative care with the person with dementia.
This document contains a universal design walkability audit tool for use on roads and streets, and provides guidance on the use of this tool.
This manual provides guidance on how to set up and run a dementia cafe. It includes information and resources, aswell as signposting to organisations and websites for further information on dementia. The information in this booklet draws on available evidence, input from cafe co-ordinators and the Irish Dementia Cafe Network’s Expert Advisory Panel.
If you are a health and social care professional interested in running a psychoeducation group the Next Steps Guidance document offers useful information for content, resources, and approach.
This guide to memory clinics provides an overview of the services provided by memory clinics and the locations of memory clinics throughout the country.
This quick reference guide provides information on the diagnosis and management of dementia in General Practice.