early onset dementia

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.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Stories of those affected by dementia, including people with dementia, carers and relatives.

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.

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 introduces Ian Grant and Sandy Reed, who were both diagnosed with dementia in their 50’s. They describe their experiences of receiving such a diagnosis at an early age, and the lack of support that often follows.

They are both now supported by the Forget Me Not Centre, which provides counselling and support to younger people with dementia and takes a reablement approach. This means that the support staff work alongside the individuals, help to break difficult tasks down into small steps, and encourage frequent practice until confidence in their abilities grows.

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

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is pleased to submit the following response to the Department of Health’s consultation on a national dementia strategy. This submission is structured to answer, in order, the questions set by the consultation paper, Transforming the quality of dementia care: Consultation on a national dementia strategy.

The final section covers some areas not directly mentioned in the paper that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) thinks warrant the government’s consideration in relation to a national dementia strategy.

Video illustrating the impact of early-onset dementia and the positive effect of skilled, knowledgeable support for the carer.