DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Author: Alzheimer’s Society


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  • Fix dementia care – NHS and care homesApril 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 friendlyOctober 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.
  • Creating a dementia friendly workplace: A practical guide for employersApril 22, 2015This guide published by the Alzheimer's Society is designed to help employers provide support for staff members with dementia. It may also be a useful resource for people living with, or affested by, dementia in the workplace.
  • Grief, loss and bereavementSeptember 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.
  • Moving into a care home: advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual peopleFebruary 22, 2012This factsheet published by the Alzheimers Society provides some advice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people on choosing a suitable care home and suggests things to think about when the person moves in.
  • Assistive technology – devices to help with everyday livingAugust 12, 2013This factsheet published by the Alzheimer's Society explores technological developments that can help make life easier for people with dementia and their carers in certain situations.
  • Join Dementia ResearchFebruary 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.
  • Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyoneSeptember 3, 2013This report, published by the Alzheimer's Society, explores evidence from people with dementia about their experiences of living in their community and the ten key things they would like to see in a dementia-friendly community.
  • Moving and walking aboutJune 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?April 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.
  • Dementia FriendsFebruary 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 DementiaMarch 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.
  • This is meFebruary 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.
  • What is dementia?April 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.
  • Support, Stay, Save: care and support of people with dementia in their own homesApril 4, 2011This report provides evidence from over 2,000 carers, people with dementia and home care workers on the aspirations, experiences and outcomes of providing dementia care in the community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • The dementia guideFebruary 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 dementiaOctober 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.
  • Drugs used to relieve behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementiaJanuary 20, 2012This factsheet produced by the Alzheimer’s Society explores the different types of drugs that can be used to treat these symptoms if non-pharmalogical treatments have not worked.
  • Advance decisionsMarch 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)March 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.
  • Counting the cost: caring for people with dementia on hospital wardsNovember 28, 2009This report published by the Alzheimer's Society reveals unacceptable variations in the quality of care for people with dementia in hospital and puts forward recommendations to improve dementia care, shorten the length of stay and reduce costs.
  • What is Alzheimer’s disease?March 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.
  • Supporting people with dementia at homeJanuary 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.
  • 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.
  • What is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)?June 7, 2013This Alzheimer's Society factsheet outlines the causes, symptoms and treatments available for Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
  • Unusual behaviourNovember 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.
  • Be head strongMarch 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?January 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.
  • Handy guide to selecting a care homeJanuary 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.
  • Making involvement countOctober 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.
  • Driving and dementiaMay 21, 2014This Alzheimer's Society factsheet explains the legal situation around driving and dementia, and gives some tips on stopping driving.
  • What is vascular dementia?December 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.
  • Dementia 2013: The hidden voice of lonelinessApril 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.
  • Understanding and respecting the person with dementiaNovember 29, 2010This factsheet produced by the Alzheimer’s Society explores ways that carers can help people living with dementia to feel valued and good about themselves.
  • Supporting a person with dementiaOctober 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.
  • Services for younger people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementiasMarch 18, 2006This briefing paper jointly published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Alzheimer's Society provides guidance on the services for younger people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Reducing the use of antipsychotic drugsJuly 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.
  • Optimising treatment and care for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementiaJuly 28, 2011This best practice guide has been developed in consultation with an advisory group of leading clinicians specialising in dementia.
  • Dementia-friendly technology charterJune 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 dementiaMarch 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 CharterMarch 27, 2017This toolkit aims to help professionals in their support of people living with dementia in their homes and facilitate consistency and good practice.
  • Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementiaJanuary 18, 2018This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society brings together views of more than 3,500 people with dementia, carers and the public on what it is like to live with dementia.
  • Training resources to improve the dementia component of the NHS Health CheckFebruary 12, 2018These training resources can be used by NHS Health Check trainers and practitioners to improve the quality of their delivery of the dementia component of the check.
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