The Dementia Care Pathway

This guidance from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health outlines the dementia care pathway and associated benchmarks to support improvements in the delivery and quality of care and support, for people living with dementia and their families and carers.

A number of evidence-based mental health care pathways have been developed on behalf of NHS England, as a key part of delivering the ambitions of the NHS' Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2020.

The mental health care pathway for dementia has now been issued and aims to help commissioners and providers improve access to high quality NICE-recommended mental health care and support for people diagnosed with dementia.