Dementia Support

Dementia Support

Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, so it’s good to know that a wealth of support can be found online.
We’ve put together some useful links for carers (and family and friends) of people with dementia.

Alzheimers Society

The Alzheimers Society produces a range of publications and fact sheets designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia. 

alzheimers.org.uk

Demtalk

DemTalk is a toolkit for people living with dementia, for their family and friends, and for people who meet with them or take care of them. DemTalk offers practical advice on communicating together. It does this by pulling together the best advice available from professional experts in the field, and from other carers or people living with dementia, many of whom have contributed to its development.

http://www.demtalk.org.uk/

 

Music Mirrors

Music Mirrors helps people at an early stage of memory loss – or even before that – to make very simple digital resources which link their life stories told in their own words to recorded music. This is done in such a way that the words and music are easily portable to follow someone all through their journey. If they move from one care setting to another or go into hospital, the information can readily be passed to help them connect with unfamiliar carers who might have few other clues for getting to know them. https://www.musicmirrors.co.uk

Tide

Tide – ‘together in dementia everyday’, is a UK wide involvement network of carers, former carers and health and care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia. The tide website is a useful source of support, activities and guidance resources for carers.

https://www.tide.uk.net/

BBC Reminiscence Archive

The principle of reminiscence therapy is to assist people who have dementia to interact and converse in a natural way by stimulating their long-term memory with material from the past. It is often the case that long-term memory can still function when the person’s working (short-term) memory is degraded. Tapping into long-term memory can make it possible once again for them to enjoy interacting with others, through their stories. The BBC Reminiscence Archive (or RemArc) provides access to a selection of content from the BBC Archives, designed to support reminiscence therapy.

 https://remarc.bbcrewind.co.uk/