Dementia Carer Voices would like to thanks Fiona Borrowman and Irene Hamilton from NHS Health Scotland for putting together these useful links and brilliant resources to #help people coping and living with dementia. We have added all the information to our help section of the blog and Tommy will be taking hard copies out on his tour.
Coping with dementia: A practical guide for carers
Date: 10 April 2014
Description: This book contains information and advice for people who care for someone in the middle to late stages of dementia (moderate to severe dementia). It aims to: – help you feel less alone – give you practical advice on coping – help you to find caring more rewarding and less stressful – show you where to go for help and for more information.
Coping with dementia DVD
Understanding dementia: A guide for young people
Date: 22 August 2012
Description: This booklet is for you if you’re a young person, and someone you’re close to has dementia. Maybe it’s your mother or father, one of your grandparents, another relative or a family friend. This booklet will help you to understand what dementia is, and what’s happening to the person with dementia, cope with the effect the person’s illness has on you, and find help and support if you need it.
Worried About Your Memory?
This resource is designed to help you understand more about memory loss, so if you are worried – either about your own or someone else’s memory – you can seek advice and, if necessary, get treatment.
Living Well With Dementia (previously Facing dementia)
Date: 14 April 2014
Description: A booklet for those who are either worried about dementia or who have been diagnosed. It provides reassurance and suggests practical steps to improve or maintain dignity and the quality of life as far as possible.
Living Well with dementia DVD
Younger people with dementia: living well with your diagnosis
Produced by NHS Health Scotland in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Dementia Working Group, ‘Younger people with dementia: living well with your diagnosis’ DVD is designed for the person who has just been diagnosed with younger onset dementia (dementia under the age of 65) and for the family and friends of the person diagnosed.
The DVD provides insights and information from younger people with dementia and their family carers about their journey to diagnosis and which resources are available to support living well with dementia. The DVD aims to provide information on:
- helping people in the early stages of diagnosis to understand more about their illness
- sharing experiences around how to ‘live well’ after a diagnosis of dementia, as well as offering practical advice on coping with its effects
- suggesting where people with younger onset dementia, their families and carers can go for further support.
- Younger people with dementia: living well with your diagnosis DVD