I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right place (so apologies if not) but, apart from caring for my 88 year old Mum (with Alzheimers and vascular dementia) in my real life, I also manage a GP Practice.
We have been thinking for a while that we need to do more to help dementia patients and, in particular, if there is a service our practice nurses could offer (eg health checks, medication checks, carer health checks, reassurance, signposting to other services???)
So, I was wondering if forum members have any views on what services they would really find helpful from their GP Practice (and practice nurses in particular)?
It may be that consultants and social workers cover most things but I know from my own experience that, for example, being able to get a quick water infection test (and medication if UTI found) would be really helpful.
PS Obviously this service is aimed at those still living in the community, not care homes.