NHS England has launched a new guide: “My future wishes: Advance Care Planning (ACP) for people with dementia in all care settings”. tide, and tide carer members, contributed to the creation of the guide, alongside Alzheimer’s Society.
The guide provides signposting, information and support for colleagues in health, social and community care settings, around advance care planning for people living with dementia. It identifies key actions from the point of an initial diagnosis of dementia through to the advanced condition, in order to highlight and prompt best practice
irrespective of care setting. It also considers situations where it has not been possible to initiate an ACP / future wishes conversation early and provides some tips on how to manage this.
The aim of this resource is to help practitioners, providers and health and social care commissioners:
• create opportunities for people living with dementia to develop an ACP through initiating and / or opening up conversations;
• ensure advance care planning is fully embedded in wider inclusive, personalised care and support planning for dementia; and
• ensure people living with dementia have the same equal opportunities as those diagnosed with other life limiting conditions / diseases, in terms of accessing palliative care services / support.
Download the resource for free today, here.