Fix dementia care – NHS and care homesApr 29, 2016This report published by the Alzheimer's Society marks the second phase of a campaign looking at the experiences of people with dementia in a range of health and care settings. It contains the results of a survey of care home managers and the voices of people with dementia, their families and carers.
Making your home dementia friendlyOct 20, 2015This booklet published by the Alzheimer's Society aims to help people with dementia to live well in their own home. It describes ways to create or adapt the home environment so that it remains a safe and familiar place. This can help make daily living activities easier and keep people in touch with the things they enjoy doing.
Grief, loss and bereavementSep 22, 2014This factsheet published by the Alzheimers Society looks at some of the feelings carers may experience in caring for someone living with dementia and suggests ways to cope. It also looks at supporting a person with dementia to cope with grief and bereavement.
Join Dementia ResearchFeb 27, 2015Join Dementia Research aims to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.
Younger people with dementiaMay 19, 2015This factsheet published by the Alzheimer's Society explores at the types of dementia that younger people under 65 years of age may have, some of the difficulties that they might experience and where support can be found.
Moving and walking aboutJun 20, 2012This Alzheimer's Society factsheet explains some of the reasons why a person with dementia may walk about and looks at what you can do to help.
How common is dementia?Apr 6, 2014According to the Alzheimer's Society there are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, and two-thirds of people with dementia are women.
This is meFeb 23, 2010'This is me' is a leaflet produced by the Alzheimer's Society to help hospital staff better understand the needs of people with dementia.
Dementia FriendsFeb 21, 2013Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to give a million people a better understanding of dementia by 2015.
Award in Understanding DementiaMar 18, 2015The Alzheimer's Society and the Royal Society for Public Health have joined forces to create a new qualification to help people understand more about dementia.
What is dementia?Apr 2, 2014This resource will help practitioners to understand that dementia is more than just difficulties with memory. Dementia is not a single disease but a term used to describe a group of symptoms.
The dementia guideFeb 22, 2014This guide produced by the Alzheimer's Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.
Sight, perception and hallucinations in dementiaOct 20, 2012This Alzheimer's Society factsheet considers some specific difficulties that people with dementia can have with sight, perception and hallucinations, and suggests ways to support them.
Advance decisionsMar 5, 2014Advance Directives (also referred to as advance decisions to refuse treatment, ADRTs, or living wills) may be drawn up by any person with capacity to do so who is over the age of 18, to determine what treatment they might receive in the event of them losing capacity to make decisions under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)Mar 5, 2014This factsheet published by the Alzheimer's Society explains the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), which are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It also outlines the process for getting authorisation for a deprivation of liberty and how to get it reviewed.
Supporting people with dementia at homeJan 14, 2013This training resource published by the Alzheimer’s Society aims to help homecare workers provide excellent person centred support for people with dementia who are living at home.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?Mar 7, 2012Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around 496,000 people in the UK. This Alzheimer's Society factsheet outlines the symptoms and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, and describes what treatments are currently available.
Unusual behaviourNov 29, 2010This factsheet produced by the Alzheimer’s Society outlines some typical sorts of unusual behaviour in people with dementia and explains some common causes.
Dementia and aggressive behaviourMay 20, 2013This factsheet produced by the Alzheimer's Society aims to aid understanding about what may cause this type of behaviour and offers some ways to deal with it.
Be head strongMar 16, 2014This guidance published by the Alzheimer's Society contains tips to help people reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Am I at risk of developing dementia?Jan 16, 2014This factsheet published by the Alzheimer's Society explains what we know about the risks associated with developing different types of dementia, and gives some advice on the steps people can take to reduce their risk.
Driving and dementiaMay 21, 2014This Alzheimer's Society factsheet explains the legal situation around driving and dementia, and gives some tips on stopping driving.
Handy guide to selecting a care homeJan 28, 2013This guide published by the Alzheimer’s Society is designed to be taken into care homes by people with dementia and their families and provides an independent and objective guide to what makes good quality care.
What is vascular dementia?Dec 7, 2011Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. This Alzheimer's Society factsheet outlines the causes, symptoms and treatments available for vascular dementia.
Making involvement countOct 7, 2011The Making involvement count resource pack is made up 18 cards each aimed at giving specific information, advice and top tips to support people with dementia to get involved in activities whilst recognising their current abilities.
Dementia 2013: The hidden voice of lonelinessApr 9, 2013This report, published Alzheimer’s Society, reveals that nearly two thirds (62%) of more than 250,000 people with dementia who live on their own are lonely. This compares to just 24 per cent of over 55 year olds.
Supporting a person with dementiaOct 16, 2014This Easy Read factsheet published by the the Alzheimer's Society provides advice for someone with learning disabilities who may have a friend or relative with dementia.
Reducing the use of antipsychotic drugsJul 21, 2011This leaflet is for people with dementia and their carers who want to know more about behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and how they can be prevented and treated.
Dementia-friendly technology charterJun 23, 2014The Dementia-friendly technology charter gives people with dementia and their carers information on how to access technology. It also provides guidance to health, housing and social care professionals on how to make technology work for people based on their individual needs.
The later stages of dementiaMar 7, 2012During the later stages of dementia most people will become increasingly frail due to the progression of the illness. They will also gradually become dependent on others for all of their care.
Dementia Friendly Housing CharterMar 27, 2017This toolkit aims to help professionals in their support of people living with dementia in their homes and facilitate consistency and good practice.