The Alzheimer’s Society states that there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051! More facts and figures from The Alzheimer’s society can be found here.
With a growing number of people now suffering with dementia we have put together a guide showing some of the dementia related resources which are available to those in health & social care professions.
The library has a range of dementia care resources available for loan to Trust staff & students on placement within the Trust. A small selection of our collection is shown below. You can also download our dementia resource guide by clicking here.
Dementia: Support in health and social care [QS1] – Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in dementia support in health and social care.
Dementia: Independence and wellbeing [QS30] –Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in care and support for people with dementia.
Dementia: Supporting people with dementia & their carers in health & social care [CG42] – Evidence-based recommendations on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
NICE Pathway: Dementia – This pathway covers supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
Dementia Diagnosis Resource Pack –This resource pack sets out key steps for Commissioners, and key steps for General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and the diagnosis pathway.
Helping to assess cognition: A practical toolkit for clinicians – A toolkit produced by Alzheimer’s Society and supported by Department of Health. Its aim is to help health professionals determine the most appropriate cognitive assessment tool for use with patients in their setting. The toolkit is intended as a guide to assessment of cognitive function, not diagnosis.
Dementia Evidence Toolkit – A resource for commissioners, care providers, people working in health & social care and people with dementia and their families.
Demtalk Toolkit for Effective Communication – An online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia.
E-Dementia –An interactive e-learning resource to support the training of health & social care staff in supporting people to live well with dementia
Increasing Dementia Awareness E-learning –An E-learning resource for practitioners.
(Information sourced 05/05/17)