dementia

Enduring power of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and receivership

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 discusses options in the event of loss of mental capacity due to dementia. This may mean that someone else will need to manage legal, financial and health affairs of the person with dementia.

What is aids-related cognitive impairment?

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. People with Aids sometimes develop cognitive impairment, particularly in the later stages of their illness. This information sheet explains how aids-related cognitive impairment is diagnosed, and describes the symptoms and treatments available.

Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease : Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Ebixa

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. Though no drug treatments can provide a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, drug treatments have been developed that can temporarily slow down the progression of symptoms in some people. Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl all work in a similar way and are known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. There is also a newer drug, Ebixa, which works in a different way to the other three.

What forms of support are effective for family carers of people with dementia? (Outline 12)

Paper looking in some detail at the evidence for psychosocial support as an effective method of support for family carers caring for a family member with dementia.

Living well with dementia : a National Dementia Strategy

UK Government strategy offering a strategic framework within which local services in England can make quality improvements to dementia services and tackle health inequalities. Practical advice, guidance and support for health and social care commissioners and providers in the planning, development and monitoring of services is provided.

Impact assessment of National Dementia Strategy

Document assessing the economic impact of the recommendations of the National Dementia Strategy for England.

Living well with dementia : a National Dementia Strategy : accessible summary

Booklet summarising the UK Government's plans to improve health and social care services in England for dementia sufferers and their carers.

SCIE research briefing 3: Aiding communication with people with dementia

Communication is a two-way process. Effective communication can improve the quality of life for a person with dementia. However, experts highlight that people with dementia lack the opportunity to talk and express their feelings about the quality of their own life and services they receive.

Living well with dementia : the National Dementia Strategy : implementation plan

Document setting out the governance arrangements for the UK Government's dementia strategy for England at national, regional and local level over a five-year period.