Medical practice in Merton.
- 4 April 2018
- Local Alliances:
- Merton Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We will continue to provide high quality health services for people with dementia and their carers in the local area.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Arrange for the delivery of ‘Dementia Friends’ information sessions to improve understanding of the condition and how to best assist patients.
Computer AlertsContinue using computer alerts for practice staff for people with dementia.
Display LeafletsWe will stock 'Worried about your memory?' leaflets to raise awareness of dementia amongst patients to encourage them to address their concerns early by speaking to the GP.
Arrange for the delivery of 25 free copies of the ‘Dementia Guide’ for GPs to give to patients recently diagnosed with dementia.
Awareness of Local Services and how to refer
Ensure the practice holds up to date information and referral forms for local services for people with dementia and their carers.
- Being implemented
Dementia Friendly Environment
Use the ‘Dementia Friendly Environment Checklist’ to review patient areas and make changes where possible.
Arrange for Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Workers/Information Workers to have a presence at the surgery on a semi-regular basis at busy times to discuss people's concerns and raise awareness.