About dementia

Dementia is an illness that affects the brain, making it harder to remember things or think as clearly as before. Dementia can affect every area of human thinking, feeling and behaviour, but each person with dementia is different - how the illness affects someone depends on which area of their brain is damaged.

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A positive choice: choosing long-stay care for a person with dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

About Dementia - some facts and figures

Online and downloadable 24 September 2013

Activities: a guide for carers of people with dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Alcohol-related brain damage

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Alzheimer Scotland Palliative Care Initiative (2009/10)

Online 13 November 2013

Alzheimer's disease

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Behaviour that challenges - understanding and coping

Online and downloadable 1 February 2013

Constipation and Faecal Impaction

Online and downloadable 16 August 2013

Coping with Dementia

Online and downloadable 7 May 2014

Dementia - Money and Legal Matters: a Guide - Volume 1

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Dementia - Money and Legal Matters: a Guide - Volume 2

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Dementia and Deafness - what you need to know

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Dementia with Lewy bodies

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Don't make the journey alone

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Driving and dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Ebixa (memantine): drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

End stage dementia

Online 8 February 2013

End stage dementia - the dementia journey

Online 21 January 2013

End stage dementia: Letting go without giving up

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Exelon (rivastigmine): drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Genetics and dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Getting help from your doctor

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Getting help with caring for someone with dementia

Online and downloadable 12 May 2014

Guide to using Alzheimer Scotland services

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

I'll get by with a little help from my friends

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Looking after yourself

Online and downloadable 1 February 2013

Loss and bereavement in people with dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Model powers of attorney

Online 25 June 2014

Pain in dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Palliative care needs of people with dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Palliative Care Project - Beyond Barriers

Online 21 January 2013

Palliative Care Project - Beyond Barriers - Full Project Report

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Palliative Care Project - Beyond Barriers - Outcomes Report

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Powers of attorney

Online 21 January 2013

Reminyl (galantamine hydrobromide): drug treatment for Alzheimer’s

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Risk factors in dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Sexuality and dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Vascular dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Volunteering for research into dementia

Online and downloadable 23 May 2013

What is dementia? What it is and what to do

Online and downloadable 12 May 2014

When people with dementia walk - a guide for carers

Online and downloadable 25 February 2013

Working with dementia - a handbook for care staff

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Worried about dementia - talk to someone who understands

Online and downloadable 1 February 2013

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