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Late-onset dementia: early diagnosis and drug treatment

Part of Dementia

In this video for GPs and care home and domiciliary care staff, see how John and his wife cope with the challenges raised by his diagnosis of dementia. Their account reinforces the need for the diagnosis to be handled sensitively by doctors, but also how an early diagnosis can bring positive effects.

Living with young onset dementia

Part of Dementia

This video for dementia health and care managers and staff shows two people who were diagnosed with dementia in their 50s. They are both supported by the Forget Me Not Centre, which provides counselling and support to younger people with dementia and takes a reablement approach.

Dementia e-learning: diagnosis and who can help

Part of e-Learning courses

One of a series of e-learning resources from the Open Dementia e-learning programme which aims provides a general introduction to the dementia and the experience of living with dementia. This module focuses on the process of diagnosis and its impact; the help and support available, key professional roles and skills and multidisciplinary support services; and anti-dementia drugs and non-pharmacological treatments. This resource contains audio and video.

An introduction to the mental health of older people: understanding later stage dementia

Part of e-Learning courses

This learning object focuses primarily on the later stages of dementia and on managing the more significant or prominent challenges - and symptoms - associated with this level of dementia. The material aims to reflect, where possible, the experiences of people with dementia and their family carers. Many of the examples given are located in a care home setting although the issues are also very relevant to supporting a person with dementia in the community.

An introduction to the mental health of older people: understanding depression in later life

Part of e-Learning courses

The main focus of this learning object is depression amongst older people. The learning object begins by highlighting some of the problems with defining and diagnosing 'depression' and then goes on to discuss the estimated numbers of older people that are thought to suffer from the condition. Next you will consider what makes people more or less vulnerable to developing depression in later life. Finally you will look at effective treatments for depression and explanations for why it so often remains unrecognised in older people.

An introduction to the mental health of older people: understanding the early stages of dementia

Part of e-Learning courses

The main focus of this learning object is the early stages of dementia, including the emotional impact of the onset of symptoms and the diagnosis of dementia on the person concerned and those around them. The learning object also considers the importance of community-based support for people with dementia and how social networks can operate in this context. Towards the end of the learning object, you will look at the values and attitudes associated with person-centred care, particularly in relation to caring for and working with people with dementia as their condition progresses.

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