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Use this guide to find information resources about dementia including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 16/05/2024

Key Resources

Book cover Royal College of Nursing (2021) Dementia care principles for people in prison. London: RCN.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2019) Commitment to care of people living with dementia: SPACE principles. London: RCN.
Publication Cover Royal College of Nursing (2022) Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships. London: RCN.
Book cover Carers Trust and Royal College of Nursing (2016) Triangle of care. Carers included: a guide to best practice for dementia care.
Alzheimer's Society: Resources for professionals working with BAME communities.
  • This toolkit supports health and social care professionals working with people from BAME communities, such as translated information, examples of good practice, and outreach projects.
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Alzheimer’s Society: Supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans person with dementia.
Alzheimer Scotland (2012) 8 pillars model of community support. Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotalnd.
Alzheimer Scotland (2011) 5 pillars model of post diagnostic support. Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Bournemouth University (2019) The eating and drinking well with dementia toolkit. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
Metropolitan Police: The Herbert Protocol
  • The Herbert Protocol is form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. It contains a list of information to help the police if the person goes missing.
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Office for Health Improvement & Disparities (2022) Dementia: applying All Our Health. London: OHID.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (2021) Eating and drinking with acknowledged risks: multidisciplinary team guidance for the shared decision-making process (adults).
  • Eating and drinking with acknowledged risks refers to the decision to continue eating and drinking despite the associated risks from having dysphagia. These risks may refer to aspiration, malnutrition, dehydration and choking. This publication is endorsed by the RCN.
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The Race Equalities Foundation: Dementia and BAME communities.
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government (2018) Dementia action plan for Wales 2018-2022. Cardiff: Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government.


Book cover Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Book cover Hobson P (2019) Enabling people with dementia: understanding and implementing person-centred care. 3rd edn. Cham: Springer.
Book cover Innes A (2021) Dementia: the basics. London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
Book cover Dening K H (2019) Evidence-based practice in dementia for nurses and nursing students. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Book cover James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Book cover Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Book cover Miller C A (2021) Fast facts for dementia care: what nurses need to know. 2nd edn. New York: Springer Publishing.
Book cover Mitchell W and Wharton A (2018) Somebody I used to know. Bloomsbury: London.
Essentials of Delirium Rahman, S (2020) Essentials of delirium: everything you really need to know for working in delirium care. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Book cover Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes. Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.
Book cover Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 
Book cover Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Book cover Yeo G, Linder G and Gallagher-Thompson D (2019) Ethnicity and the dementias. London: Taylor and Frances.
Reading Well for dementia
  • Recommended helpful reading and digital resources for people living with dementia. There are also books for family, friends and carers
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Case of memories photograph Royal College of Nursing (2017) Case of memories. RCN Foundation: London.
  • A large number of care home residents have a nursing background or were in receipt of nursing care during the 1950s and 1960s. The Case of Memories is a district nurse case, based on one from the 1950s/1960s and contains replicas of the items used at that time. It is designed to be used in care homes as part of facilitated reminiscence with residents and those who are important to them.
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Oxtoby K (2017) Case of Memories: unlocking the past for former nurses with dementia: An RCN project is using replicas of nursing items from the 1940s and 50s to stimulate reminiscence for former nurses and other care home residents. Nursing Standard, 31 (47), pp. 26-27.
House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool
  • House of Memories is a museum-led dementia awareness programme which offers training, access to resources, and museum-based activities to enable carers to provide person-centred care for people living with dementia.
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The Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity (DACE): video resources for UK black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
  • Video resources about dementia, many of which were produced by community groups in the UK.
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