Resources

Arts and Health Southwest

www.ahsw.org.uk/

Arts & Health South West is an information, support and advocacy organisation for people who believe in the value of creativity in enhancing people's health and wellbeing.

Centre for Policy on Aging

www.cpa.org.uk/cpa/policies_on_ageing.html

This resource provides easy access to the policy documents, reports and briefings that are raising the profile of issues around the support of older people and the implications of an ageing population.

Dementia Friends

www.dementiafriends.org.uk/

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative and aims to give people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia.

Department of health

www.gov.uk/government/policies/improving-care-for-people-with-dementia

This resource provides access to the Government of Health Policies, outlining their issues, action plans, background information and partnerships.

E learning for Healthcare

www.e-lfh.org.uk/projects/dementia/

An interactive e-learning resource to support the training of all health and social care staff in recognising, assessing and managing dementia, and in providing high quality dementia care.

Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN)

www.dementiauk.org/what-we-do/networks/hedn/

HEDN is an open forum for those with an interest in, or are responsible for courses in dementia care, based within Universities in the UK (Higher Education Institutions).

NAPA

www.napa-activities.co.uk/

NAPA stands for National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People. NAPA is a registered charity and membership organisation for all those interested in increasing activity opportunities for older people in care settings.

National audit on dementia

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/quality/quality,accreditationaudit/nationalauditofdementia1.aspx

The National Audit of Dementia is working with hospitals providing general acute inpatient services to measure criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact on people with dementia admitted to hospital.

National Dementia Strategy

www.dh.gov.uk

This resource provides easy access to the Governments National Dementia Stratery, with links to The Dementia Challenge.

NHS Choices

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Dementia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

This link includes information about Living with Dementia and also, how to find out about local and national support

NHS Choices

www.nhs.uk/pathways/dementia/pages/landing.aspx

This link will help you to find out more about medication available for the treatment of dementia.

NICE guidance on dementia

www.nice.org.uk/CG42

NICE guidance CG42 outlines the support and treatment that can be expect from the NHS and social care.

SCIE Dementia Gateway

www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia/index.asp

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. The dementia gatweay is an onling resource available to anybody interested in learning more about dementia.

The European Reminiscence Network

www.europeanreminiscencenetwork.org/

The European Reminiscence Network aims to promote best practice in reminiscence work and to share experience across national frontiers.