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.
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.
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.
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.