Dementia

What’s new on the Dementia Partnerships specialist knowledge portal.

Pre-memory assessment support project briefing

Pre-memory assessment support project briefingSince the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in the time people need to wait for their memory assessment appointment. This briefing published by the Dementia Change Action Network (DCAN) explores people’s experiences of waiting for a memory assessment. Read more »
27 April 2021, 1:57 pm

Useful tips on the COVID-19 vaccine for people with dementia

Useful tips on the COVID 19 vaccine for people with dementiaThis briefing developed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, working with Dementia UK, includes useful tips for giving the COVID-19 vaccine without causing distress and how to explain the vaccination to someone who is living with dementia. Read more »
25 January 2021, 6:57 pm

Dementia wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemic

Dementia wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemicThis resource is primarily for clinicians working with people with dementia, but can also be used by carers and people with dementia. This document takes the Dementia Well Pathway and sets out the adjustments and amendments needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights key priorities and actions for each step in the pathway. Read more »
28 September 2020, 9:06 am

Projections of Older People Living with Dementia and Costs of Dementia Care in the United Kingdom, 2019–2040

Dementia care costs 2019This report published by the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science provides projections of the number of older people (aged 65 and over) living with dementia in the UK and the costs of healthcare, social care and unpaid care from 2019 to 2040. Read more »
25 November 2019, 12:32 pm

The Many Faces of Dementia

The Many Faces of DementiaThis online course enables you to gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses of dementia, the people involved and the implications of these for our wider understanding. Read more »
9 September 2019, 3:51 pm

A Whole Systems Approach to understanding psychological symptoms in delirium and dementia

A Whole Systems ApproachThis Yorkshire and the Humber Dementia and Older Peooples Mental Health Clinkcal Network event chaired by Dr Rod Kersh provided attendees with an opportunity to hear from local and national innovators and carers to better understand psychological symptoms in delirium and dementia. Read more »
6 June 2019, 2:20 pm

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementiaWorld Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines recommends that people can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Read more »
14 May 2019, 5:03 pm

Music for Dementia 2020

Music for dementia 2020 logoMusic for Dementia 2020 is campaigning to make music free for people living with dementia by 2020. Led by The Utley Foundation, the campaign is a direct and positive response to the Commission into Dementia and Music report What would life be – without a song and dance, what are we?. Read more »
12 April 2019, 5:31 pm

What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we?

Commission on Dementia and MusicThis report by the Commission on Dementia and Music outlines the value and benefits of music for people with dementia and looks at the important next steps which can be taken to ensure that everyone with dementia is able to access music. Read more »
17 March 2019, 5:17 pm

Driving with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: Consensus guidelines for clinicians

Driving guidelinesThe issue of driving with dementia or mild cognitive impairment is of vital importance to patients, their families and friends, and their clinicians. These guidelines set out the responsibilities of clinicians to their patients, and provide a framework for thinking about the management of their driving safety. Read more »
12 January 2019, 3:35 pm