dementia

The brain and behaviour

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet explains which areas of the brain are largely responsible for which skills and abilities, and how the changes in behaviour, memory and thought we see in people with Alzheimer’s may be a direct result of the way the disease has affected the brain.

Caring for someone with dementia: hobbies, pastimes and everyday activities

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This factsheet offers ideas and suggestions of activities for people with dementia to enjoy which can improve their quality of life and the life of their carers.

Equipment to help with disability

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet looks at the many different types of equipment that may enable people with dementia to remain independent for longer or make it easier for others to give support.

Older and wiser : findings from our unannounced visits to NHS continuing care wards

Report detailing the findings of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland's (MWC) unannounced visits to sixteen continuing care wards across Scotland. At these visits the MWC interviewed patients, relatives and staff and examined data such as needs assessments.

How should services meet the needs of people with Down Syndrome who develop dementia? (Outline 8)

Paper highlighting an increasing need to promote appropriate assessment and care planning for individuals with Down syndrome who develop dementia and arguing that housing and support services need to recognise and be more responsive to these people.

The Suffolk extra care/dementia management guide

This document details the additional design criteria, social activities, care and support services to be provided in very sheltered housing schemes offering accommodation to older people living with dementia. Issues covered include personal care, medication, staffing, quality of life, involvement with the community, and building design.

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.

The Christmas holidays

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Christmas can be a particularly stressful time both for carers and for people with dementia. Many carers choose to spend Christmas with the person they care for, whether they live with them year round or invite them to stay over the Christmas period. Others have a loved one living in a care home.

Caring for someone with dementia: eating

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. As dementia progresses eating can become difficult for some people. This information sheet provides guidance to carers about helping the people they care for to enjoy their food and eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Dressing

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. The way we dress says a lot about who we are. But as dementia progresses people increasingly need more help with dressing. As a carer, if you help the person with dementia to choose what they wear and retain their own individual style, you can help them to preserve their identity.