DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carers AssessmentJanuary 13, 2015This factsheet published by Carers UK outlines the Carers Assessment, a legal entitlement which explores how being a carer affects someone, how much caring they can realistically do, and any help they may need.
  • Wearing glasses with dementia factsheetNovember 10, 2014This factsheet is about the issues people with dementia who need to wear glasses may face. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
  • Eye examinations for people with dementia factsheetNovember 10, 2014This factsheet provides information on eye examinations for people with dementia. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cancer information factsheetsJune 17, 2014These factsheets published by Macmillan Cancer Support cover a variety of topics relating to cancer, such as chemotherapy drugs, less common cancer types and practical issues for cancer care professionals.
  • Driving and dementiaMay 21, 2014This Alzheimer's Society factsheet explains the legal situation around driving and dementia, and gives some tips on stopping driving.
  • North Somerset Extra-care HousingMay 6, 2014More details about extra-care housing schemes in North Somerset.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After diagnosis: What happens next and what to expect?February 19, 2014As part of the diagnosis appointment you will receive information about the support available in North Somerset.
  • 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.
  • The Care Bill: factsheetsJanuary 10, 2014These factsheets will help practitioners to better support patients and carers to get the care and support they need, following the changes introduced by the Care Bill, published in 2013.
  • 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.
  • Cataracts and dementia factsheetJune 25, 2013The information in this factsheet will help people in with both dementia and sight loss and how to help someone with dementia cope with surgery.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ten tips for communicating with a person with dementiaSeptember 8, 2012These top tips produced by the Family Caregiver Alliance will help practitioners and those caring for a person with dementia to improve communication skills and ability to handle the difficult behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Care of people with dementia in primary careMarch 10, 2012This factsheet published by the Royal College of General Practitioners provides GPs with guidance on the care of people with dementia in primary care.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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