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Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

About Dementia

Alzheimers NZ have published a number of booklets and information sheets that provide information on:


  • What dementia is

  • The early warning signs and how to go about getting a diagnosis

  • What support is available

  • The things people can do to prepare for the future

You can access the booklet About Dementia: A Guide for People Diagnosed With Dementia at http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/getattachment/About-Dementia/Booklets-and-fact-sheets/Booklet-1-About-dementia.pdf/

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 22 Sep 2016, 12:36 PM

What is Alzheimers Disease?

This is a fact sheet from Alzheimers Society UK. You can find it by clicking on the document icon below, or at  What is Alzheimers disease?


What_is_Alzheimer_s_disease_factsheet alzheimers.org.uk.pdf

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 22 Sep 2016, 12:54 PM

What is vascular dementia?

This is a fact sheet from Alzheimers Society UK. You can find it by clicking on the document icon below, or at What is vascular dementia?.


What_is_vascular_dementia_factsheet alzheimers.org.uk.pdf

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 22 Sep 2016, 1:00 PM

What is dementia with Lewy bodies?

This is a fact sheet from Alzheimers Society UK. You can find it by clicking on the document icon below, or at What is dementia with Lewy bodies? .





What_is_dementia_with_Lewy_bodies_factsheet alzheimers.org.uk.pdf

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 22 Sep 2016, 1:05 PM

What is frontotemporal dementia?

This is a fact sheet from Alzheimers Society UK. You can find it by clicking on the document icon below, or at What is frontotemporal dementia? .




What_is_frontotemporal_dementia_factsheet alzheimers.org.uk.pdf

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 22 Sep 2016, 1:10 PM

What is frontotemporal dementia?

This is a fact sheet from Alzheimers Society UK. You can find it by clicking on the document icon below, or at What is frontotemporal dementia? .




What_is_frontotemporal_dementia_factsheet alzheimers.org.uk.pdf

Contributor: Shereen  Moloney - 22 Sep 2016, 1:10 PM

Group: “What is dementia” videos. These are a variety of videos that focus on giving an overview on dementia. These are internationally available videos.

Why: Video’s are an accessible form of education that can be used widely.

For New Zealand-made videos please click this link to the Alzheimers NZ youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/AlzheimersNewZealand

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q-H1-XwCZA – Alz Society, UK

Description: 1.36 long video that is UK based and included demographics information as well as basic information about neurodegeneration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCYZvms4x5A – UCL, FutureLearn course posted by WRAP

Description: A video from the Many Faces of Dementia MOOC course run by UCL on futurelearn.com. This is a short introduction to dementia at just under 3 minutes long, and has specialists in dementia discussing the causes and affects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xadnXuJML70 - Maudsley NHS

Description: From the NHS this is another short video that has a clinician discussing that basic question – what is dementia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t--mkzfHuIE – Teepa Snow for Senior helpers

Description: Dementia Care and Training Specialist Teepa Snow joins Senior Helpers to help you understand what dementia actually is. US content. This is a videoed talk. It does comment on screening and GP behaviours in the United States. Quite an in depth talk. 

Audience: Not appropriate for people living with dementia or family but may be appropriate for carers and allied health.

http://teepasnow.com/resources/teepa-tips-videos/dementia-101/ Dementia 101 – Teepa Snow.

Description: Addresses the “is it dementia” question. This video discusses the first changes that can occur for someone that is living with dementia. 

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 02 Nov 2016, 6:31 PM