Clinical update

Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training
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First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

Essential facts

There are about 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, and the number is expected to rise to more than one million by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. The term dementia covers various brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those diagnosed with dementia.

What’s new

Staff working with people with dementia need additional training in the condition, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says in its first update in a decade to guidance on dementia care. It calls for more face-to-face training for health and social care staff, and for people with dementia to

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