Friday, June 26, 2015

Dementia web resources

An earlier post describes the Dementia Friends initiative of the Alzheimer's Society.   Here are a few useful looking web resources to give you more information about dementia, and about living with dementia. 

Social Care Institute for Excellence: Dementia Gateway
Extensive collection of information, resources and elearning (some of which is used as part of the Dementia Champions scheme, which is what can come after being a Dementia Friend).   Material is for care workers, people living with dementia and their friends and family.   There is information about signs of dementia and about what happens after a diagnosis.  The Resources page includes further research to read about the topics covered in the Gateway.

Royal College of Nursing: Dementia
Information about the RCN's work on dementia, plus other resources.The College has a programme to develop dementia care in hospitals, and a "Triangle of Care" project to involve carers.  Their Online Dementia Resource includes resources for carers, elearning, material to help in understanding dementia, resources relating to different care settings, and information on where to research further, which is in fact a page about searching skills and library resources.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Dementia
Evidence based summary for primary care practitioners.

NICE: Dementia
NICE Pathway, Guidelines, commissioning guides, and advice relating to care of people with dementia, including drug treatment.

NICE Evidence Search: Dementia
A search of this excellent resource turns up quality assured information from many places, including Social Care Online (a database produced by SCIE).  Information from SCO includes material for housing workers, and about dementia friendly environments.    Other sources in NICE Evidence Search include Age UK and Alzheimer's Society.

More in due course!

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