[PDF] Dementia: discussing and planning support after diagnosis. A quick guide for people with dementia and their family and carers

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE);Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Publication date:
01 November 2018


A diagnosis of dementia can be very difficult for the person and their family and planning for the future may not seem like an immediate priority. However, timely planning, based on information that should be available at the time of diagnosis, can make a real difference to the person’s quality of life.

This quick guide explains the information and support that people can expect from social care and health services to enable them to plan for their life after a dementia diagnosis. It covers:

  • What information to expect
  • Planning for now
  • Planning for your future
  • Support for carers