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Optimising falls risk assessment in Memory services

29 September 2017 - 11:09am

New resource for memory services about optmising falls risk assessmnet that links to NICE guidance

Memory services or memory clinics have been set up to provide specialist assessment for diagnosing, treating and supporting people with dementia. Memory clinics are run by health care and social care professionals. People attending a memory clinic are offered a full assessment to confirm – or rule out – the diagnosis of dementia. This can include memory tests, brain scans, blood tests and physical tests.

NICE Clinical Guidance (CG161) recommends older people in contact with healthcare professionals should be routinely asked about whether they have experienced a fall in the past year. This project focuses on ensuring that falls risk assessments in memory services are optimal. Effective treatments are available to help prevent falls, such as strength and balancing training, and timely referral to falls prevention services is important for people with dementia, who may have a high risk of falling.

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