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What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a collection of symptoms that occur when certain diseases, or conditions, affect the brain. The symptoms will depend on which condition is causing the dementia, and which parts of the brain are affected (Age UK, 2020).

Part 1: Introduction to Dementia

What is dementia?

How does dementia affect the brain?

Part 2: The Different Types of Dementia

The Alzheimer’s society has a useful video explanation of Alzheimer’s disease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfLP8fFrOp0

Alzheimer’s Research UK has produced a video explaining what it is like to live with Alzheimer’s disease: 

The Alzheimer’s society has a useful explanation of vascular dementia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdkU5vCIpaU

Alzheimer’s Research UK has produced a video explaining what it is like to live with vascular dementia:

The Alzheimer’s society has a useful video on dementia with Lewy bodies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhE2dyeHP54

Alzheimer’s Research UK has produced a video explaining what it is like to live with dementia with Lewy bodies:

The Alzheimer’s society has a useful video on frontotemporal dementia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuJFLr5Ib9k

Alzheimer’s Research UK has produced a video explaining what it is like to live with frontotemporal dementia:

Part 3: A Walk Through dementia

This series of videos, produced by Alzheimer’s Research UK, is designed to be viewed in Virtual Reality and gives you an insight into the challenges someone with dementia can face when out and about and at home.

Introduction

At the supermarket

At home

Walking home

Part 4: Caring for Someone with Dementia

Understanding the caring role

Self-compassion and the “good enough carer”

Tackling the inner self-critic

Self-compassion techniques

If you have any follow-up questions from watching these videos, please contact a member of our team.

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