DeAR-GP (Dementia Assessment Referral to GP) | Health Innovation Network | Alzheimer’s Society
DeAR–GP, developed by the Health Innovation Network and supported by Alzheimer’s Society, is a simple paper based case-finding tool which has been designed for use by care workers to identify people who are showing signs of dementia or confusion and refer them to their GP or healthcare professional for review.
Once completed, DeAR-GP acts as a communication aide between care workers and GPs and supports NICE ‘Dementia: support in health and social care’ (QS1) quality statement 2: ‘People with suspected dementia are referred to a memory assessment service’.
A diagnosis will aid the understanding of care workers and family members and friends; leading to better care and support of the person with dementia.
The DeAR-GP resource can be downloaded here