Saturday, June 27, 2015

More dementia web resources

Here are some more sites about dementia, in no particular order.

NHS Choices' dementia pages, with links to information on specific types of dementia, a forum, and the option of Dementia Information Service emails.  This is a series of weekly emails, lasting six weeks, aimed at people recently diagnosed with dementia, or their families.  The first covers "what is dementia" and has links to sources of further information.

Age UK's dementia pages, which include information on using music.  There are separate pages on early dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society –  what is dementia, living with dementia, local services, symptoms, publications, research, training.  There is a Dementia Brain Tour.  The Dementia Knowledge Centre contains references to articles and books, although some full text is restricted access. The Knowledge Centre also contains resource lists (assistive technology, Alzheimer’s Cafes, and Books written by persons with dementia, to name but three).

Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity that funds research.  The site has information about initiatives to help with experimental design and research, as well as information about dementia.

Dementia UK works to improve quality of life for people living with dementia, and runs the Admiral Nurse Service, providing specialist dementia nurses.  Site also includes information about Life Story Work, developing a biography of a person to enhance their care.

AT Dementia has information on assistive technology, what there is and where to get it.  This includes technology to help with washing, shopping, preparing food, mobility, and using television and computers.  

The Guardian’s articles about dementia are at

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