The DiADeM Application is a DEMENTIA Diagnosis diagnostic tool aimed for use in care home settings.
Developed in 2015 by the Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Clinical Network with input from a range of stakeholders including experts in the field of Dementia from across the health spectrum and in particular from Dr Graeme Finlayson & Dr Subha Thiyagesh who shared their existing protocols on which this application is based.
The application has support from Alzheimer’s Society and its use for diagnosing Dementia in the care home setting has been recommended by Prof Alistair Burns the National Clinical Director for Dementia.
We have recently completed an audit of the use of the paper based tool which was positive and we can see from the audit that many positive diagnosis of Dementia have been made. The audit showed good use of the application but there is room for further promotion, awareness and training.
For some time now it was felt that an electronic version of the application would be really useful and the Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Network teamed up with Code4Health to develop the paper form into an 'App' that can be used on a variety of hand held and portable devices. A small steering group which includes the clinical networks GP Dementia Adviser, representatives from Code4Health, Application Insight - the App developer and Network staff, has been working towards getting a Public Beta version ready including testing prior to launching the App and making it available to all.
CN GP Advisor for Dementia (Foundation Chair)
Sara is a GP Partner in a super partnership of six practices and after 22 years in a large suburban practice in North Bradford serving around 11,000 patients ,she has recently moved to head up a smaller predominantly south Asian patient practice in Keighley . The partnership has always been at the forefront of change initially in fundholding and then as part of a total fund and then in leadership roles of both PCTs and CCGs and is a training practice of both medical students, FY2s and GP Registrars and is involved in primary care research.
There are various roles in the DiADeM project:
With this in mind there are various ways people can register with Diadem:
Once registered you will receive an email with a link to download the application.
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