Dementia

This collection is under development. The intention is to create a collection a resources about caring for people with dementia.

Listen, talk, connect

Resource that has been put together by colleagues and those with personal experience of caring for loved ones, to assist relatives, friends and carers to continue having meaningful conversations with anyone living with dementia.

Dignity and respect: dementia continuing care visits

Report that details the result of visits to 52 NHS units providing longer-term care for people with dementia.

Nutrition and dementia: a review of available research

Report that investigates how the right nutrition can help to make life better for people who live with dementia.

Dementia Now

A free, downloadable e-journal, containing research information, web links, news stories, resources and updates to the Dementia Centre's library. Each issue tackles a different hot topic relating to dementia care.

Long term care for older people, social productivity and the 'big society': the case of dementia

Report that considers, albeit briefly, how or whether the Big Society can deliver care for older people with dementia, given the enormous strain that dementia is placing on traditionally designed public services.

Dementia and end of life care: implications for people with sensory loss

Report from a half-day seminar on 7 February 2012, organised by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), ARUP and the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Perspectives on ageing with dementia

This paper explores the views and experiences of people living with dementia. It is based on discussions with members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) over the past ten years.

Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC): YouTube channel

Resource containing videos on the subject of dementia, including best practice, staff training, support for older people and the importance of dementia research.

The Dementia Services Development Centre is recognised as a model for converting world-leading dementia research into everyday good practice in caring for people with dementia.

Dementia and end of life care

Film that illustrates the steps involved in supporting a person with dementia to die well, through the experience of Mairead Smart and her family. It is crucial to recognise when a person with dementia enters the final weeks and days of their life and to respond with support that avoids unnecessary interventions and reflects the wishes of the individual and their family.