Free Dementia Downloads

Free Dementia Downloads – our aim is to build this section into a library of free dementia booklets and downloadable resources. If you know of a resource we should be adding, please contact us.

Free Dementia Downloads

book-92771_640The following resources are available for you to download free of charge. We thank the producers of these resources for making them freely available on the internet. In each case, we have provided a link to the original resource if you prefer to download them from there.

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Differentiating Between Normal Ageing And Dementia

Published By: American Medial Association

This PDF file provides some useful information including:

  • Distinguishing the Changes of Typical Aging From Dementia
  • Making the Diagnosis of Dementia
  • Differentiating Normal Aging and Dementia\
  • Complications to Be Aware of When Talking With FamiliesMedications List Review
  • Some Medications That May Cause Cognitive Impairment
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Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

By National Institue On Aging

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging, and surprisingly common brain disease. Although lesser known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. More than 1 million Americans are affected by its disabling changes in the ability to think and move. This 40-page booklet helps people with LBD, their families, and professionals learn more about the disease and resources for coping.

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Letting go without giving up: continuing to care for the person with dementia

Published by: Alzheimer’s Scotland
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The idea for Letting Go Without Giving Up grew from concerns expressed by carers who felt they were no longer allowed to have a role in caring for the person they had looked after at home after the person entered long-stay care. The booklet is aimed at carers who want to continue their involvement in the lives of the people they have cared for, even if they are no longer responsible for their day-to-day physical care needs.

The booklet will also be of value to care home staff as it explains the benefits and ways of involving relatives and friends in the continuing care of the person with dementia. If you work in a long-stay care setting, you may also want to read Working with Dementia: a handbook for care staff (MacKinlay, 2004). This short booklet, written by a carer, describes how dementia affects the individual with the illness and asks care staff to try to understand how the new resident and the carer/relative might be feeling around the time the resident is admitted. It also describes the behavioural and communication difficulties that may occur and how staff can develop strategies to deal with these issues.

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Alzheimer’s Society Handy Guide To Selecting A Care Home

Published By: Alzheimer’s Society
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This guide is for people affected by dementia to help with choosing a suitable care home. It suggests some issues to think about and questions that may be useful to ask staff when visiting potential care homes.

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Younger Onset Dementia A Practical Guide

Published By:  Alzheimer’s Australia

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“You’re too young for dementia” is often the reaction of health professionals, family and friends of people with dementia because society associates dementia with older adults. Advocacy on the many issues that impact on the lives of those with younger onset dementia has become an important part of the work of Alzheimer’s Australia in recent years.

The objective of this publication is to draw together information on younger onset dementia and provide practical information for those newly diagnosed as well as their families and carers.

In many areas of dementia care, difficult judgements are involved about what might be appropriate or what would not, given the unique characteristics of the person being cared for. This publication contains much information that will assist those with younger onset dementia to better understand, and those providing care to gain some practical insights about possible approaches. However, professional advice should always be sought if there are doubts about the care provided.

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Delirium 2nd edition

Published by: Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling
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Manning, W., MacLullich, A, Agar, M. and Kelly, J. (2012) Delirium

Delirium creates problems for healthcare professionals because it is complex to diagnose and care for. Good management of delirium requires knowledge of mental status assessment and awareness of the medical and environmental factors that may be involved. This book will benefit healthcare professionals caring for people with dementia in all settings. It looks at the causes of delirium, risk factors, steps that can be taken to prevent the condition and the need for ongoing care. Case studies and assessment scales are also included.

This book is also available to buy in paperback.

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Note:  A rage of free dementia related e-books are available from the Dementia Services Development Centre Dementia Store here >>>

 

Dementia – A Resource Guide for Carers

Home Instead Senior Care & Alzheimer’s Australia have partnered to write a free resource booklet for carers of people with dementia., “ With an estimated 1.2 million Australians caring for someone with dementia, we believe this booklet is a timely addition to our suite of free public education materials. We want to continue to lead the way in providing help to carers and our own CAREGivers to understand how they can provide the best care for people with dementia.” Home Instead Senior Care Director Martin Warner.

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians (aged 65 years or older) and the third leading cause of disability overall. Although many people mistakenly believe dementia is a normal part of

growing older, it can affect people from all backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. One in four people over the age of 85 have some form of dementia. In Australia, symptoms of dementia are typically noticed by families around three years before a formal diagnosis is made.

The 20 page booklet Dementia A Resource Guide for Carers outlines:

  • What dementia is and how it affects people
  • Suggests ways a carer can provide practical support
  • Provides insights and communication tips for carers
  • Includes information about where carers can obtain further advice and support
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10 Requests from a Dementia Journeyer

10 Requests from a Dementia JourneyerYou can now get a PDF version of 10 Requests from a Dementia Journeyer (author unknown) as a free download. Simply use the Add To Cart button below and follow the checkout and download process.

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