To contact a primary care practitioners contact information please ask your GP.
Primary care dementia practitioners work across most of Cornwall. The main purpose of their role is to support people who have dementia and their families.
They work very closely with GPs to assess people’s needs and those of their carer, making referrals to other services as needed. Primary care dementia practitioners will remain in touch with the person and their family from initial diagnosis until the person passes away.
They come from a range of background and each is an expert in dementia care. With their specialist knowledge they can quickly problem-solve and put solutions in place for people thereby avoiding crisis’s, preventing admissions to care homes or a hospital. No-one is discharged from the practitioner's case load. Their support continues throughout the person’s journey.
The practitioner also have a role to play in raising awareness of dementia in the community. One of the practitioners has been working with students from Penair School to create life story books.
The service is brand new and we would really appreciate your time in providing us feedback. This is to ensure that the service we are delivering is a quality service and if improvements can be made we are able to implement them.