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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

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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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Women and Dementia: A Marginalised Majority - Alzheimer's Research UK report

The impact of dementia is being felt disproportionately by women, according to a report published by Alzheimer’s Research UK. 

The report, Women and Dementia A Marginalised Majority, reveals that not only has dementia become the leading cause of death among women, but that women are more likely to become carers of people with dementia. The findings underline an urgent need to intensify research efforts to treat and prevent dementia.


I Remember Better When I Paint - film trailer

A trailer for 'I Remember Better When I Paint', narrated by Olivia de Havilland, an international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. 


Free Dementia guide

The Alzheimer's Society produces a guide for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. This could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia.  It will also be useful to close friends and family of someone with dementia, as it contains information for anyone taking on a caring role.

You can order the booklet for free on their website, or order a DVD.


Dementia: From Myths to Reality and Solutions

Global understanding and awareness of dementia lags behind many other diseases. With this in mind, Cynthia Duggan's short article looks at two common myths surrounding dementia, as well as point to solutions that have the potential to turn around this rising tide of concern.


Accessing and sharing information: Acting on behalf of a person with dementia

If you are caring for a person with dementia, you may need to manage some of their affairs, such as paying bills or setting up services. This can involve accessing and sharing their personal information when dealing with these organisations. This can be a complicated situation, and this booklet by the Alzheimer's Society offers practical advice.