These resources reflect current evidence-based practice and understanding of the symptoms of dementia. People should seek professional advice for their specific experiences and circumstances. More resources will be added over time.
About Dementia 1 - What is Dementia
This Help Sheet describes dementia, who gets it and some of its most common forms. It describes some early signs of dementia and emphasises the importance of a timely medical diagnosis.
About Dementia 2 - Diagnosing Dementia
This Help Sheet provides information about the early signs of dementia and the techniques used to diagnose dementia and the importance of an early and correct diagnosis.
About Dementia 3 - Information for Family and Friends
This Help Sheet is designed for people with dementia and their families to provide information to others about dementia. It explains what dementia is, how it affects people and ways to help.
About Dementia 4 - Communication
This Help Sheet provides basic communication strategies to support carers and family members to interact more effectively.
About Dementia 5 - Behaviour That Challenges
This Help Sheet describes practical strategies for coping with behaviour that may challenge other people.
About Dementia 6 - Early Planning
This Help Sheet discusses ways to plan ahead, how to organise financial and legal affairs and people or organisations who can help.
About Dementia 7 - Alzheimer's Disease
This Help Sheet describes the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, as well as its causes, progression and treatment.
About Dementia 8 - Lewis Body Disease
This Help Sheet explains Lewy Body disease (also known as Lewy Body dementia). It is a form of dementia with particular characteristics making it different from other dementias.
About Dementia 9 - Vascular Dementia
This Help Sheet describes the types of vascular dementia, and their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
About Dementia 10 - Frontotemporal Dementia
This Help Sheet describes frontotemporal dementia and its different forms: behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, progressive nonfluent aphasia and semantic dementia.
About Dementia 11 - Alcohol Related Dementia and Wernicke-Karsakoff Syndrome
This Help Sheet discusses alcohol related dementia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, their causes, symptoms and treatment.
About Dementia 12 - Younger Onset Dementia
This Help Sheet discusses younger onset dementia, sometimes called early onset dementia. It emphasises the importance of a correct diagnosis and some aspects of caring for someone with younger onset dementia.
About Dementia 13 - Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease
This Help Sheet explains what is currently known about the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease and provides information about where to find additional support.
About Dementia 14 - Disinhibited Behaviours
This Help Sheet describes disinhibited behaviours, the causes, and strategies for carers and family members.
About Dementia 15 - Hallucinations and False Ideas
This Help Sheet discusses some of the causes of hallucinations delusions, paranoia, and confabulation and suggests ways that families and carers can deal with them.