National Services - Dementia

The information shown below is specific to this long term health condition.

For additional important general information, please refer to the “Self Care and Support section.”

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Shropshire CCG - National Services - Self Care and Support

NHS Choices

The National Health Service (NHS) works to provide health care for everyone in the UK.

NHS Choices is the main patient focused web site and provides a vast amount of health information, recent news and videos.

NHS Choices - Dementia Guide

This provides an overview of Dementia.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

NHS Choices - Dementia Guide

Patient.co.uk

Patient.co.uk is a UK health site and contains many health information leaflets, videos and discussion forums.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Patient.co.uk

Age UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Age UK

Age UK - Information Guides

Age UK has a full list of Information sheets, Information guides and Factsheets.

The Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Information sheets and factsheets are longer and more detailed and are aimed at professionals.

PDF’s of each factsheet can be downloaded. (A PDF is a computer file format.)

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Age UK - Information Guides

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer's Society works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Friends

Understand a bit more about dementia and the little ways you can help people with the condition. People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends and anybody can become a Dementia Friend.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society – Dementia Friends

Alzheimer's Society - Factsheets

Alzheimer's Society factsheets cover a wide range of dementia-related topics.

You can also download PDF’s of each factsheet in large-print format. (A PDF is a computer file format.) To download a PDF, just follow the link on each factsheet web page.

The most popular factsheets are also available in audio format. You can order CD’s or cassettes by contacting the Publishing team, or you can listen to audio factsheets online.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society – Factsheets

Alzheimer’s Society - Reading Well: Books on Prescription for Dementia

Reading Well: Books on Prescription for Dementia was launched in 2015. It supports living well for people affected by dementia by recommending helpful books to read.

The books include both fiction and non-fiction and will be widely available in public libraries throughout England as part of a national library strategy to support the development of Dementia Friendly Communities.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer’s Society - Reading Well: Books on Prescription for Dementia

Alzheimer's Society – Talking Point online forum

If you want to talk about dementia, then this will help. Talking Point is an online community for anyone affected by dementia. It's a safe place to ask questions, share your experiences and receive advice and support.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society – Talking Point online forum

Alzheimer's Society - Living with Dementia

Information that can help to make life easier and more enjoyable, both now and in the future. Includes a short video.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - Living with Dementia

Alzheimer's Society - Top Ten Tips for Living Well with Dementia at home

Here are some tips to go on living well at home for longer. Often just small adjustments need to be made in order to continue with day to day activities and remain independent.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society – Top Ten Tips for Living Well with Dementia at home

Also, see the factsheets mentioned above.

Alzheimer's Society - This is me

A tool for people with dementia to complete that lets health and social care professionals know about their needs, interests, preferences, likes and dislikes.

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - This is me - For information about this

Alzheimer's Society - This is me - To download a copy

This can be used with the Wellbeing Plan (Care Plan) from Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

For more information, click on the web links below to take you to the web site page:

Wellbeing Plan (Care Plan) - Information

Alzheimer's Society - Preventing Dementia

This is a section of the Alzheimer's Society website that focuses on actions that may be possible to reduce the risk of developing dementia.

Alzheimer's Society - Am I at risk of developing Dementia?

Many people worry that they may be at risk of developing dementia, particularly if they have a close relative with the condition.

This factsheet explains about the risks associated with developing different types of dementia and gives some advice on the steps people can take to reduce their risk.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - Am I at risk of developing Dementia?

Alzheimer's Society - How could I reduce my risk of Dementia?

This gives an understanding of which risk factors for dementia we may be able to change.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - How could I reduce my risk of Dementia?

Alzheimer's Society - Risk Reduction - Top Tips

We are all at risk of developing dementia, but some of us are more at risk than others and these tips could reduce the chance of this happening.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - Risk Reduction - Top Tips

Alzheimer's Society - Genetics of Dementia

Many people with dementia are concerned that they have inherited the condition and that they may in turn pass it on to their children.

This factsheet outlines the present state of knowledge about the genetics of dementia.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - Genetics of Dementia

Alzheimer's Society - Learning Disabilities and Dementia

People with learning disabilities, particularly those with Down's syndrome, are at increased risk of developing dementia. If a person with a learning disability develops dementia, they will face different and additional challenges to people who do not have a learning disability.

This factsheet is an introduction to dementia in people with learning disabilities.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society - Learning Disabilities and Dementia

Alzheimer's Society – Useful Websites

This provides a list of Alzheimer's Society websites and International Alzheimer's organisations followed by a listing of useful websites of many other organisations that may be helpful with brief descriptions and web links to their web sites.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Alzheimer's Society – Useful Websites

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They help vulnerable people in the UK and abroad prepare for, withstand and recover from emergencies in their own communities.

A range of local health and support services are also provided in the UK. Contact details are on the website.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

British Red Cross

Dementia Action Alliance

The Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Dementia Action Alliance

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is for everyone with a visual impairment. It provides a wide range of useful information and resources and has an online shop that sells different products specially designed for people with a visual impairment.

You can get practical support such as advice on staying in work or using technology to help you do everyday tasks and emotional support to help you come to terms with sight loss.

RNIB – Dementia with Sight Loss

If you have dementia and sight loss, there are services to make life easier.

There can also be a difference in how you live with having a dual condition such as dementia and sight loss. Depending on which condition happened first, there is a different impact on a person.

RNIB have a guide for your family, friends and carers, so that they can better understand your needs.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

RNIB – Dementia with Sight Loss

Reading Well Books on Prescription

This was also mentioned under the Alzheimer's Society section.

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.

The books provide information and advice, support for living well, advice for relatives and carers and personal stories. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in the local library.

For more information, click on the web link below to take you to the web site page:

Reading Well Books on Prescription

 

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Self Care and Support

Self Care and Support - Introduction