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The local dementia directory (click on the image above to access) is broken down in the following parts:


1) background information on dementia (types of dementia, difference between dementia and normal ageing, risk factors, learning disabilities, BME)


2) diagnosis and treatment (why a diagnosis is important, medication, alternatives, what to do when being diagnosed  with dementia)


3) living well with dementia (driving, reminiscence, going to hospital, LGBT, nutrition, environment, advanced decision making, finances, safe at home, communication aids, choosing a care home, end of life)


4) carers (young carers, looking after yourself, courses for carers, activities, carers checklist, behaviour that challenges, pain management, support and information)


5) useful contacts and links (websites and telephone numbers)

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