GP Dementia Friendly
Becoming Dementia Friendly involves signing up to the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and submitting an action plan. Individual action plans can be viewed on Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance website.
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
The NHS Health Check dementia leaflet has been developed to support the dementia information given to those aged 65-74 years of age during their appointment.
Further dementia training resources, including films, slide decks and fact sheets can be found on the NHS Health Check website . The resources will support NHS Health Check trainers and practitioners to improve the quality of their delivery of the dementia component of the check.
The training resources cover all three mandated components of dementia;
1. General awareness of the signs and symptoms of dementia
2. Risk reduction, raising awareness that ‘what is good for your heart is good for your brain’.
3. Signposting to places to find out more information about dementia.
A ’Top Tips’ paper for NHS Health Check providers, practitioners and commissioners on talking about Dementia in the NHS Health Check from age 40-64 years is available on the NHS Health check website.