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Dementia

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

Last updated: 20/07/2021

Key Resources

Carers Trust and RCN (2016) The triangle of care. Carers included. Carers Trust and Royal College of Nursing (2016) Triangle of care. Carers included: a guide to best practice for dementia care.
Royal College of Nursing (2019) Commitment to care of people living with dementia: SPACE principles, London: RCN Royal College of Nursing (2019) Commitment to care of people living with dementia: SPACE principles. London: RCN.
Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships Royal College of Nursing (2018) Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships. London: RCN.
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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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Dementia
  • All NICE products on dementia. Includes any guidance, advice, NICE Pathways and quality standards. NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2019) Dementia: NICE quality standard QS184. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2018) Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers: NICE guideline NG97. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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Public Health England (2018) Dementia: applying All Our Health. London: PHE.
Alzheimer's Society (2017) What is dementia? London: Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer’s Society: Supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans person with dementia.
Alzheimer's Society (2017) The dementia guide: living well after diagnosis. London: Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer Scotland (2015) 8 pillars model of community support. Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Alzheimer Scotland (2015) 5 pillars model of post diagnostic support. Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Bournemouth University (2019) The eating and drinking well with dementia toolkit. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
Dementia Action Alliance (2017) Meeting the challenges of dementia in prisons: Roundtable discussion briefing paper. 
Dementia UK (2017) Tips for better communication. London: Dementia UK.

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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Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government (2018) Dementia action plan for Wales 2018-2022. Cardiff: Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government.
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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The Race Equalities Foundation: Dementia and BAME communities.
Regan M (2016) The interface between dementia and mental health: an evidence review. London: Mental Health Foundation.

Books

Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one-stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, London: Profile Books. Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one-stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. London: Profile Books
Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley. Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Botsford & Dening - Dementia, culture, and ethinicity Botsford J and Dening K (2015) Dementia, culture, and ethnicity: issues for all. Jessica Kingsley: London.
Dening K H (2019) Evidence-based practice in dementia for nurses and nursing students. London: Jessica Kingsley.
James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers. London: Jessica Kingsley. James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Mitchell - Somebody I used to know 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.
Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes, Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.  Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes. Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.
Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach, Boca Raton: CRC Press.  Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 
Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach, Los Angeles: SAGE. Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach. Los Angeles: SAGE.
Ethnicity and the Dementias Yeo G, Linder G and Gallagher-Thompson D (2019) Ethnicity and the dementias. London: Taylor and Frances.

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case of memories 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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