Research project: Advance care planning in dementia: Improving GP consultations and development of a support programme for general practitioners (Consult-GP)
A person with dementia or their carer may want to change GP. They may prefer a doctor with a special interest in dementia. Find out how to change doctors, surgeries and raise a complaint in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The GP of a person with dementia can share and discuss concerns and medical information with their carer. However, it depends on whether the person with dementia has capacity to make this decision, and if it is in their best interests for the GP to disclose information to their carer.
Visiting the GP can be a challenging experience for some people with dementia. We have tips and advice for going to the GP easier for people with dementia.
Annual reviews are a key part of a person with dementia's care. In an annual review the GP will ask questions, do a medication review, check for new symptoms or changes in behaviour, and discuss planning ahead and support for carers.
Support and services from the GP include support for anxiety and depression, medical and practical support.
A co-produced toolkit has enabled practices to improve patient experience quickly, at low cost, to benefit patients with dementia, and others too.
Useful organisations and more information on the support GPs can provide for carers and people with dementia.
Find out what support is available from a GP when a person has dementia, including the role of the GP in dementia care. The GP can support a person even if they don't accept their diagnosis.
Download our free dementia-friendly signs to make your GP surgery easier to navigate for people living with dementia. They can also be used at events, offices, and anywhere else visited by people with dementia.