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Dementia

  

Guidance and information regarding referral and carer support


Diagnosis or Clinical Intervention in Established Diagnosis

Clinical intervention for the person with dementia and their family or direct access to statutory care

Dementia Assessment and Community Services (CWPT) Follow link

  • Offer a range of evidence-based psycho-educative support and information groups
  • Psycho-social interventions including Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Groups
  • Specialist Psychological, Occupational Therapy and Social Work assessment & intervention
  • Medication monitoring and support
Assistance with Behavioural Problems in Care Homes

Currently restricted to practices in the CRCCG CHESS programme

Follow CHESS link

Complex carer needs

Where the caring role is impacting on the carer’s health and wellbeing

Admiral Nurses follow link

  • Work in partnership with the family using a relationship centred approach
  • Specialist assessment with evidence based interventions
  • Offer supportive education
  • Provide biopsychosocial support for the carer and person living with dementia
  • Care management and liaison with other professionals and organisations

Support for the person with dementia or the carer or both

Dementia Navigators follow link

  • Give information to either party about dementia and how to live well with the condition
  • Navigate to other sources of support through signposting or direct referral
  • Act as a gateway to community groups and activities
  • Provide low level emotional support to people affected by dementia at all points during their journey

Other agencies

Carers Trust Heart of England also offers support to carers (of all ages) irrespective of the person’s diagnosis status across Coventry & Warwickshire

Carers Trust Heart of England – Carers’ Centre
Central Library, Smithford Way
Coventry, CV12 1FY
Tel: 02476101040 option 3

Carers Trust Website

Carers Trust Gateway Page Follow link

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