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Here you have access to a wide range of resources. They can be filtered by 'Role', 'Resource Type' and the QCF units for Awareness of Dementia, which we have given user friendly names:

  • The basics about dementia – DEM 201
  • Putting the person first: Seeing the person not the dementia – DEM 202
  • Improving communication: Helping people live well with dementia – DEM 205
  • Treating people as individuals – DEM 207
  • Protecting people's rights and freedom to choose – DEM 211

The search facility can also be used.

Note: If you are a care worker or heath care professional, the material in this area can support your accredited learning.

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Early signs of dementia - Hiblio

Hiblio.tv spoke to Dr Mark Harrison about some of the tell-tale signs of dementia and what to look out for. The programme aims to help people to recognise the symptoms in themselves or their loved ones. Anyone who is worried about these symptoms is encouraged to visit their GP.

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Types of dementia - Alzheimer's Scotland

A comprehensive list of information on some of the more common types of dementia. There are links to Alzheimer Scotland information sheets which explain more about each illness.  The list includes:

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AT Dementia website

AT Dementia provides information on Assistive Technology that can help people with dementia live more independently.

In the past, many people with dementia were unable to use assistive technology devices because they were not designed for use by people with memory difficulties. Now there are many new technologies which have the potential to enhance the independence of people with dementia and the control they have over their lives. These devices may also help to support carers and reduce the costs associated with hospital and residential/nursing home care.

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Dementia Connect - local dementia services directory

Dementia Connect is Alzheimer's Society's new and improved dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. With over 4,000 listings of local information, support and services, it's the most comprehensive and easy-to-use online directory of its kind.

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Good to go: A guide to dementia-friendly days out

This book by Carers UK not only shows how important it is for those living with dementia - and their carers - to get out and about; it explains how to plan trips and how to make the most out of every outing, big or small.

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