Living with dementia

You can live a good life with dementia - putting your affairs in order early on, and keeping well and as active as you can will help you live independently for as long as possible.  If you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it -  from family and friends, professionals like doctors, nurses, and social workers, and organisations like your local council or Alzheimer Scotland .

Title Type of information or resource Last updated

A short guide to self-directed support for people with dementia

Online and downloadable 6 June 2013

About Dementia - some facts and figures

Online and downloadable 17 February 2015

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

Anti-psychotic drugs: what to do if you are worried

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride): drug treatment for Alzheimer’s

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Behaviour that challenges - understanding and coping

Online and downloadable 1 February 2013

Celebrating the festive season with someone who has dementia

Online and downloadable 23 December 2014

Communicating with someone who has dementia: 12 Helpful Hints

Downloadable 12 May 2016

Complaints - what to do if you are not happy with a service

Online and downloadable 13 November 2013

Constipation and Faecal Impaction

Online and downloadable 16 August 2013

Coping with dementia at Christmas

Online and downloadable 3 December 2015

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

Dementia: Making Decisions - a practical guide

Online and downloadable 6 June 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 - the dementia journey

Online 21 January 2013

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

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Free personal care and nursing care - a brief guide

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Guide to using Alzheimer Scotland services

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Healthy living with dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Help card

Online and downloadable 20 July 2015

Help with Council Tax

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

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

Online and downloadable 25 May 2015

Loss and bereavement in people with dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Making decisions about future treatment

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Model powers of attorney

Online 15 March 2016

Pain in dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Personal appearance & hygiene

Online and downloadable 24 September 2014

Powers of attorney

Online 21 January 2013

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

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Sexuality and dementia

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Travel and holidays - people with dementia travelling alone

Online and downloadable 21 January 2013

Worried about dementia - talk to someone who understands

Online and downloadable 1 February 2013

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