dementia

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Includes clips from Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, celebrating the achievements of its members, all of whom are diagnosed with dementia, as well as interviews with, and presentations by, members.

Resource that will further the understanding of the emotional dimension of dementia; the importance of effective strategies to help people experiencing difficult emotions; and explore a range of situations where we can have a major impact on a person with dementia through our actions.

Resource that furthers understanding of how dementia affects each individual differently; four common areas of difficulty faced by people with dementia; practical strategies to assist with difficulties; and difficulties faced by people with dementia not caused by damage to the brain, but by other factors.

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.

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. Finding out that someone close to you has dementia, and coping with the ongoing illness, can be distressing for anyone. But children and young people can find it particularly difficult. This advice sheet explains how to talk to children about dementia and suggests ways of helping them feel secure and involved.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is for older people, but it is also relevant to their carers, relatives and friends. It explores how older people can maintain good mental health, and gives information on mental distress with an emphasis on the issues that may affect older people. Throughout this factsheet ‘older people’ refers to those aged 65 and over, although many of the issues covered, such as retirement, may be relevant to people under 65.

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. Counselling, or ‘talking therapy’, gives people the chance to talk in confidence to a trained professional counsellor about problems or issues that are causing them concern. There are many different types of counselling available. This information sheet explains how counselling might help people with dementia, carers and former carers.

This short film on stigma and mental illness was developed for the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Changing Minds campaign, to be shown in the cinema to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2000. Aimed mainly at young adults aged 15 to 25, it aims to challenge preconceptions about mental health, and touches on anorexia, drug addiction, depression and dementia. It is rated Certificate 15.

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. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of dementia that shares characteristics with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. It may account for 10 to 15 per cent of all cases of dementia in older people. This information sheet outlines the symptoms of DLB, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.