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Useful resources

Books

  • Elizabeth is missing by Emma Healey
  • Dementia The One Stop-Guide by June Andrews
  • The dementia guide: Living well after diagnosis
  • Dementia: support for family and friends by Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson
  • Ann has dementia by Sheila Hollins, Noelle Blackman and Ruth Eley
    Still my Grandma by Veronique Van den Abeele, illustrated by Claude K Dubois
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul, Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion by Amy Newmark & Angela Timashenka Geiger
  • Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey
  • Lovely Old Lion by Julia Jarman & Susan Varley (a book for children)
  • Alzheimer's Reading Room: Recommended Books to Read
  • Norfolk County Council: Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia

Booklets

Documentaries

Driving and dementia

Being diagnosed with dementia is not in itself a reason to stop driving - what matters from a legal and practical viewpoint is whether the person is still able to drive safely. Helpful information is available on the Alzheimer's Society website.

Films

  • Still Alice (2014)
  • Arrugas (2011)
  • Away from Her (2007)
  • The Savages (2007)
  • Aurora Borealis (2006)
  • The Notebook (2004)
  • A Song for Martin (2001)
  • Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch (2001)
  • Firefly Dreams (2001)
  • Age Old Friends (1989)

Helplines

  • Alzheimer’s Society
    0300 111 5555
    Website

Research reports

  • BMJ
    New research published in the BMJ by UCL and the University of Liverpool suggests the number of people living with dementia in England and Wales will rise to 1.2 million by 2040. That’s against some 767,000 people currently. Interestingly, the study notes that fewer people appear to be newly diagnosed with the disease each year, largely because of 'improvements in healthcare and adopting healthier lifestyles'.
  • ‘Brain training’
    A study published on 3 July 2017 suggests that a 'brain training' game that was developed by University of Cambridge researchers could be of help in improving the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia.

Videos