There are growing calls for action regarding timely diagnosis of dementia and post-diagnosis support. Making a diagnosis of dementia, however, can be a very complex process an receiving a diagnosis of dementia is a life-changing event.
Recognising the challenges inherent in responding effectively to the needs of people developing dementia and living with early-stage dementia, members of the Dementia Workstream of the British Psychological Society Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) embarked on an initiative to provide evidence-based guidelines to support clinicians and clinical services.
Clinical Psychology in the Early Stage Dementia Care Pathway
Early and timely intervention in dementia: Pre-assessment counselling
Cognitive assessment of people who may be developing dementia
Communicating a diagnosis of dementia
Post-diagnostic support for people living with dementia
FPOP consultation with people living with dementia in the UK: A position paper
Glossary of terms