#DCan Enquiry

Right at the Start

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In this #DCan Enquiry, we are exploring how personalised approaches can enhance the dementia well pathway, from diagnosis to end of life.

We are activating our network to gather the best ideas, evidence, and insights on this topic to learn what is needed from different perspectives. These assist us to shape and support collaborative, co-ordinated action nationally and locally and stimulate further research and evaluation for continuous learning and improvement.

Key questions for this Enquiry include:

  • How can personalised care enhance the full diagnosis experience?
  • How can we help people approach life following a diagnosis with more knowledge, skills, positivity and confidence, with stronger networks of support?
  • How do we help people and professionals focus on what is strong not what is wrong and see the whole person holistically?
  • How do we keep post diagnostic support focused on what matters to the person?
  • How do we ensure people have the information and support they need to take control and make choices that are right for them?
  • How can social prescribing be embedded within the diagnosis pathway?
  • When is the right time and what are the best ways to talk about the future and advance planning decisions?
  • How can people with a diagnosis of dementia help others going through a similar experience?
  • What role can personal health budgets play in giving people with dementia more control and choices over their care and support?
  • How we can ensure all people with dementia receive personalised end of life and palliative care and support?

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