Dementia

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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' 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.