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Alzheimer's Society: What is dementia? (YouTube)
A film explaining what dementia is and how it effects the brain.
The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.
An early diagnosis can help people with dementia get the right treatment and support, and help those close to them to prepare and plan for the future. With treatment and support, many people are able to lead active, fulfilled lives.
If you think dementia is on the cards for you or a loved one, please contact us for an initial assessment.
Books on prescription
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries including Paignton library.
Reading Well Mood-boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.
Charity leading the fight against dementia
Assistive technology - devices to help with everyday living
This factsheet looks at some of the devices and technologies that can make getting on with life easier for people with dementia and their carers. It also suggests the steps someone can take if they think that they, or someone they are caring for, could benefit from some of these.
Packed with information about the diagnosis, symptoms, real stories and tips on how to stay independent for longer.
This site is designed to provide patients with dementia, their carers and family members with helpful resources and information.