Anchor’s Dementia Consultant, Victoria Metcalfe responds to new NICE recommendations on high-priority areas to help people with dementia live well.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released its first quality standard for the social care sector which stated that people with dementia should be given the same opportunities to maintain their mental and physical health and wellbeing as those who do not have the condition.

Victoria Metcalfe, involved in the development of this standard, commented:

“As I was a member of the topic expert group that contributed to the NICE Quality Standards for care homes to help improve health and wellbeing of people with dementia, Anchor welcomes this publication.

“We believe the standards clearly describe key features of high quality care derived from the best available evidence that will give people living with dementia a better quality of life.

“As a not-for-profit organisation, we invest in educating our staff through dedicated dementia specialist teams who receive comprehensive dementia training and development opportunities.

“Knowing our customers well, through the development of individual life stories based on their past, present and future hopes and wishes, is essential to ensuring they have a fulfilling life and live well with dementia.”

Find out more about Anchor's approach to dementia care here.

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