Dementia presents one of the biggest challenges to health and social care
Number of people with dementia in the UK
If you support patients with dementia it is important to have an understanding of the condition and the impact it can have on a patient and their family. Learn more about the condition here.
Find out what we are doing to meet our commitment to improve care for people with dementia.
Care home journey
The Care Home Journey is specifically designed to support nursing care in older peoples care homes. It is the first time the RCN has provided bespoke web pages for nurses working in this area of the independent sector and the content has been reviewed by current experts.
View the resource.
Related to dementia:
Professional lead for dementia:
- NIHR, 8 October 2019. a study by researchers at King’s College London has concluded that there is no universal ‘best time’ for people with dementia to move to a care home
- RCN, 7 November 2019. New RCN guidance sets out the five principles that form a shared commitment to improving care for people living with dementia and their families
- Skills for Care, May 2019. Registered nurses: Recognising the responsibilities and contribution of registered nurses within social care