TOP 5 is a simple tool used to collect Carer’s knowledge to assist staff with the management of patients with dementia or communication problems.   Carers fill out the TOP 5 form providing information to staff on what the patient likes and doesn’t like to ensure the patient is more comfortable and settled during their hospital stay or while they are being cared for by community health staff.

The Clinical Excellence Commission provides comprehensive information on the TOP 5 Project, to access this information click here. 

Resources for health professionals and carers:


Carers Program Top 5

TOP 5 flyer click here.




Carer Program Top 5

TOP 5 brochure click here.





TOP 5 form click here – to be printed on dark yellow paper if possible.





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