Dementia

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

Number of people with dementia in Scotland 2011

Statistics publication from Alzheimer's Scotland on the number of people with dementia in Scotland.

Supporting those with dementia: reminiscence therapy and life story work (IRISS Insights, no.4)

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.

This Insight looks at reminiscence therapy and life story work for those with dementia.

Dementia gateway

Resource for those working with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings. It contains lots of practical tips, tools and activities in each of the sections that will help with daily work. Each section has been written by a national dementia expert so the information and guidance is up to date and reflects what is known about best practices in dementia care.

What dementia is and what it isn’t

Multimedia resource that will further understanding of views of dementia in the media; facts and common misconceptions about dementia; and common symptoms, clinical terminology and causes of symptoms.

Alzheimer Scotland: policy reports

Resource that provides a list of policy reports on the subject of dementia in Scotland.

Living well with dementia film - short version)

An introduction to the Dementia Services Development Centre in Stirling. It describes a range of actions that can be taken to make life easier for people with dementia, including diet and creating dementia friendly architecture.

Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy: a briefing from a housing perspective

'Living Well with Dementia' sets out the government’s strategy for helping people with dementia and their carers over the next five years. Its aim is to ensure that significant improvements are made to dementia services across three key areas: awareness and understanding; earlier diagnosis and intervention; and quality of care. This briefing summarises the key points of the strategy, covering in greater depth elements which are relevant to the housing sector.