Resources

Guides, strategies and research to help everyone including people living with dementia, carers, families, organisations supporting people with a dementia diagnosis and carers.

For people living with dementia and their carers

 

How to reduce your risk of dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society have a wide range of resources available on their website on how to reduce your risk of dementia

Capturing the experience of people with dementia

Download the results of an online survey to capture the opinions and feedback of those affected by dementia.

After Diagnosis of Dementia: what to expect from health and care services

Download this guide to the support people should get from local services in England if they or someone they know have been diagnosed with dementia.

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Dementia United Greater Manchester Standards 02092016

This set of standards is intended as a tool for making progress on Dementia United pledges and offer GM an opportunity to collectively, as well as locally, make improvements for people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia United Action Week Celebratory Event Report May 2019

As part of Dementia Action Week, Dementia United held its first celebratory event on Friday 24 May 2019 at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.

Young Onset and Rarer Forms of Dementia

 

YoungDementia UK

The dedicated national charity for younger people with dementia and their families.

Lewy Body Society

The Lewy Body Society is a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland whose mission is to fund research into Lewy body dementia and to raise awareness of the disease

Rare Dementia Support

Supporting people affected by 6 of the rare dementias, including carers and bereaved carers.

FOR HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE FIELD OF DEMENTIA

 

Memory Assessment Services and post-diagnostic support - the Greater Manchester post-COVID-19 landscape

A report on the current (June 2020) situation of Memory Assessment Services in Greater Manchester after changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

GP Dementia COVID-19 Guidance v3

This is a quick guide to coping with the complex problems that people living with dementia and their families are facing during COVID-19.

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Each day is different: An introduction to the care and support of people with dementia

This page on the Alzheimer's Society's website provides someone starting out in dementia care with an introduction to what they might expect in the first few weeks.

Support and care for people with dementia at home: A guide for homecare workers

This book is available to order from the Alzheimer's Society's website. It gives specialist knowledge on the different aspects of providing dementia care in someone's own home.

Resources for GPs

This link will take you to the Alzheimer's Society website which provides resources and information about how to support people affected by dementia.

How to help people with dementia: A guide for customer-facing staff

Download this publication to read how small actions can make a big difference when you are serving customers with dementia.

Delirium

 

Delirium can be difficult to detect in people with dementia, as the symptoms are very similar, though tend to be more severe. However, it is treatable – so it’s important to know how to identify it.

Liz and Mike's story: living with dementia and experiencing a delirium

Delirium and Considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Slides from a webinar delivered on 24 June 2020.

Delirium - Expression of Interest to test out the Toolkit Form

This Expression of Interest form concerns the Greater Manchester Community Delirium Toolkit.

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Delirium digital pathway at Salford Royal

Watch this video to see how Salford Royal have created a new digital pathway which is improving the way they diagnose and treat patients with delirium.

Get involved with Dementia United

 

Liz and Mike are members of the Dementia United Expert Reference Group

At the heart of our work are people with lived experience. Liz and Mike are involved in numerous workstreams and use their experiences and knowledge to help us make informed decisions and improve outcomes.

Patrick – living with dementia and Dementia United Board member.

Patrick talks about living with frontal lobe atrophy and his experiences of working with the team. Patrick’s passionate about more people with lived experience of dementia getting involved in the Dementia United programme of work.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

 

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) describes problems with mental abilities such as memory or thinking that can develop into dementia if untreated.

Alzheimer's Society - Mild cognitive impairment

This page on the Alzheimer's Society's website explains what mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is and tells you about some of the main symptoms.

Information for patients diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment in Greater Manchester

You have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. What happens next? Download this leaflet for more information.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) - A Guide for Professionals

Watch this film to find out more about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). This film supports the work of Dementia United and we encourage you to use this to help raise awareness of joint working around MCI amongst health care, social care and the voluntary sector.

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Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) - A Guide for the Public

Watch this film to hear from people living with MCI and professionals about why it is important to identify MCI - funded by the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network and created in partnership with Age UK Trafford.

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

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The Alzheimers Society

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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Parternship

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Health Innovation Manchester

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Manchester Camerata

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Social Sense

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University of Manchester

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Transport for Greater Manchester

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Dementia UK

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NHS England - Dementia

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Salford Institute for Dementia

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Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise

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Primary Care

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Greater Manchester Healthwatch's