3. DiADeM (Diagnosing Advanced Dementia Mandate)
DiADeM is a tool to support GPs in diagnosing dementia for people living with advanced dementia in a care home setting.
It has been developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Strategic Clinical Network, and is supported by Alzheimer’s Society.
It is designed to be used with people living with advanced dementia within a care home who do not have a formal diagnosis. In these cases a referral to memory services may not be feasible or desirable, and is likely to be distressing for the individual.
People with advanced dementia, their families and staff caring for them, still benefit from a formal diagnosis. It enables access to appropriate care to meet individual needs and prompts staff to consider MCA and DoLS issues where appropriate.