Online resources provide a wealth of information, advice and guidance. We have put together a list of trusted resources below.
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Advice and Guidance
North Lincolnshire Independent Living Services – Information about support and equipment to help you to stay independent and living in your home and community. This includes information about grants, the handy person service, Telecare and preventing falls.
Dementia Adventure – Training, support and holidays, for people with Dementia and their Carers.
Alzheimer’s Society – Full of information, advice and guidance on all things Dementia related.
Dementia UK – A specialist Dementia Nurse Charity. They provide specialist support online and over the phone
NHS – A help and support guide for people with Dementia from the NHS.
Next Steps – Helping people find the right support, at the right time, while waiting for a memory assessment
Lewy Body Society – The Lewy Body Society, established in June 2006 in the UK, is the only charity in Europe exclusively concerned with dementia with Lewy bodies. The charity’s mission is to raise awareness of DLB for the general public and educate those in the medical profession and decision making positions
Home Care.co.uk – Subtle signs of Dementia
Dementia Dictionary – A free service that helps you interpret the language of Dementia. As Dementia progresses our brains find new ways to communicate, via actions, noises, behaviours and body language.
Living with dementia toolkit – This set of resources is based on research, and the expert experiences of people with dementia and their carers.
These resources are here to:
- give you hope for the future
- inspire you through examples of real-life experiences
- offer ideas to help you live your life as you choose
DemTalk is a free, web-based toolkit to help improve communication with people with dementia.
It was produced in a project facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Society UK, by teams of stakeholders including communication researchers, technology designers, health and social care experts, carers and people living with dementia.
Different versions of the toolkit are tailored for the needs of different audiences, including family members, carers and medical professionals.
Reading Well – Books on Prescription at North Lincolnshire Libraries
Music for Dementia – Raising awareness of the important role music plays in Dementia care
This is me is a simple leaflet which you can download. It is for anyone receiving professional care who is living with dementia or experiencing other communication difficulties. It can be used to record details about a person who can’t easily share information about themselves.
My Home Helper has been developed to help people who care for someone living with memory issues. It is simple to use tablet computer doesn’t need any interaction from the person living with dementia or memory issues.
My House of Memories app is an easy to use app designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their families and carers. It allow you to explore objects from the past and share memories together.
Healthwatch – what should you expect after a dementia diagnosis provides a checklist of what to expect after a dementia diagnosis and next steps
Pathways through Dementia – Pathways Through Dementia provides free, accurate legal and financial information to support people living with dementia.
Whether you’re a person diagnosed with dementia, a carer or family member, they help you to make the best decisions you can for yourself and/or the person you’re caring for.
Telecare - assistive technology
Care Call – Information about assistive technology to help with independent living including personal alarms, pendant alarms, sensors for monitoring movement, reassurance and reminder calls, key safes and more.
Bridgit Care – Hand picked products and services that support independence at home, support a Carers caring role and help with peace of mind.
Jelly Drops – Jelly Drops are an innovative sugar-free treat, made of 95% water, designed to increase fluid intake. Popular with people with dementia, the elderly & others who struggle to stay hydrated.
Nourish by Jane Clarke – Dementia can affect desire and ability to eat in many ways. Use these simple strategies to help prompt a poor appetite and develop calming mealtime routines. You’ll also find nourishing recipes developed to help support health issues related to dementia.
Let’s talk about Dementia – A video for young people, about what to expect when a loved one is living with Dementia, from Dementia UK.
Researchers at Loughborough University have produced a series of short ‘Dementia Persona’ videos to help people living with dementia and families to identify the level of care required at different stages of dementia:
- Alison, 70, early stages of dementia
- Barry, 74, more developed
- Christine, 82, progressive
- David, 85, severe
- Chris, 78, and Sally, 75 (carer)
The Ideal Project have made a film about a theatre production, The World Turned Upside Down, that takes a realistic look at dementia: what it can be like to live with dementia or care for a person with dementia.
Here is a collection of videos in Urdu and Arabic, put together by Age UK in Sheffield. They help raise awareness and understanding of Dementia, the diagnosis and helping those living with Dementia. If you need help or support, get in touch with Dementia Direct, the Dementia Advisory Service for North Lincolnshire. Get in touch via the contact form or call 01652 650585
- What are the signs of Dementia – Urdu
- Why should i get diagnosed with Dementia – Urdu
- Am I a Dementia Carer – Urdu
- How can I help someone in my family with Dementia? – Urdu
- What are the signs of Dementia – Arabic
- Why should I get diagnosed with Dementia – Arabic
- Am I a Dementia Carer – Arabic
- How can I help someone in my family with Dementia? – Arabic
Dementia UK have a range of videos on their YouTube channel, covering a range of topics such as:
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