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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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Grief, loss and bereavement factsheet - Alzheimer's Society

Friends, family and other people close to a person with dementia may experience feelings of grief, and similar emotions related to loss and bereavement. These feelings can occur from the point of diagnosis through to the person's death, and beyond. They may even occur before the diagnosis, as symptoms start to develop.

People with dementia may experience grief at the point of diagnosis, and while living with the condition. They may also experience grief when bereaved by the death of someone close to them.

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Evaluating emotional and psychological needs of people in the later stages of dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society hears that people with dementia do not get the services they need because many assessors do not understand the impact of dementia on their needs. One particular issue which has come to light is the difficulties in assessing the emotional needs of a person with dementia. Emotional and psychological needs should be included in the assessment for NHS continuing healthcare and, while assessments under the Care Act must include an assessment of the impact of the person’s needs on their wellbeing, including their emotional wellbeing.

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Explaining dementia to children and young people: Alzheimer's Society factsheet

This factsheet explains how children and young people can be affected when someone close to them has dementia.

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Preventing financial abuse of people with dementia - Alzheimer's Australia

This leaflet, published by Alzheimer's Australia, explains how financial abuse of people with dementia can occur.

It has been developed following research that found the majority of cases of the financial abuse of people with dementia are carried out by people known to the victim.  It contains a lot of useful information for people in any country.

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Can We Prevent Dementia Through Our Diet? - podcast

A recent conference held at the New York Academy of Sciences asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

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