September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and we have been sharing and retweeting some resources via our Twitter account.
There are many excellent websites with links to further material, and we encourage members and others to explore what is available.
While we would be unable to pull together a comprehensive list of recommended reading material, we did consult one of our members whose work has included prescribing in a memory clinic. She says of her experience that it is definitely a case of treat the person not the dementia.
She strongly recommends some of the patient stories which are available on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website here: https://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/topic.asp?t=dementia
The following may also be of interest:
- For general interest to people wanting to know more: https://www.verywell.com/alzheimers-4014762
- A British Medical Journal overview of diagnosis and early intervention: http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/350/bmj.h3029.full.pdf
Also, a few links picked out of the reading list recommended to delegates who attended our Psych 1 course earlier this year:
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. CG42 Dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care. 2006. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg42?unlid=9429054072016126125418
- The Alzheimer’s Society http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ and Dementia Friends https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ , including “The dementia guide”: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/download/downloads/id/1881/the_dementia_guide.pdf