Resources

Below are a number of national and international links for dementia care, Alzheimer’s Disease and support for carers, plus local links for Rutland social care and support groups.

If you know of any other websites that should be listed here, please contact us.  Please note that Rutland Reminders are not responsible for any of the content on external websites.

Dementia Links

Alzheimer’s Society
Leading the fight against dementia – an authoritative website providing information and support. The Alzheimer’s Society also fund medical and social research, and campaign for better quality of life for those with dementia.
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Friends
An Alzheimer’s Society initiative to build people’s understanding of dementia and provide support to those with dementia in your community.
www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Contented Dementia Trust – SPECAL (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer’s)
A charitable organisation with an innovative approach to the care of people with dementia, offering a different and successful way of managing the disease for both the person with dementia and their family.
www.contenteddementiatrust.org

Dementia UK
Their mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by dementia, including Admiral nurses, Uniting Carers and much more.
www.dementiauk.org

Young Dementia UK
Formerly The Clive Project
www.youngdementiauk.org

Royal College of Nursing
Enter ‘dementia’ into the search for full list of publications and information.
www.rcn.org.uk

Bradford Dementia Group
Dementia Care Mapping and much more.
www.brad.ac.uk/health/dementia/

The Dementia Centre
An Australian site with a wealth of information and research papers.
www.dementiacentre.com

Carers UK
The voice of Carers, offering advice and support.
www.carersuk.org

Counselling Directory
A useful source of counselling services in the UK.
www.counselling-directory.org.uk
01276 301235

NHS Choices
Enter keyword ‘dementia’ into the search for full NHS information about dementia.
www.nhs.uk

Dementia and Aging: The Effects On Personal Relationships
A wide variety of useful websites in America, Australia and the UK can be found in this helpful article by Sue Jones.
http://www.datehookup.com/content-dementia-and-aging-the-effects-on-personal-relationships.htm

Pictures to Share
A Social Enterprise publishing visual media for people with mid to late stage dementia. 11 books, a DVD, pictures for walls and place mats for dining rooms.
www.picturestoshare.co.uk

Family Resource Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease by Jennifer Grey
Includes supportive links in America.
www.housingforseniors.com/Alzheimers-Care/Family-Resource-Guide-To-Alzheimer-s-Disease-343.html

Saga Magazine
A comprehensive series of articles beginning with ‘What is Dementia?’
www.saga.co.uk/magazine/health-wellbeing/conditions/dementia/what-is-dementia

Wristband Express – All About Alzheimer’s
An excellent collection of Alzheimer’s links and information.
www.wristbandexpress.com/content/all-about-alzheimer-s-and-awareness-through-wristb


Rutland Links 

‘Memory Lane’, a drop-in Centre with coffee and cakes for people with dementia and their Carers meets at St John and St Anne, Westgate on the first Thurday of the month from 10am, run by Age UK.

Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR)
Offers a wide range of support services to members of the Rutland community.
www.varutland.org.uk

CLASP – The Carers Centre (LeicesterShire & Rutland)
Here you can find details of opportunities for Respite Care.
www.claspthecarerscentre.org.uk

Rutland Citizens Advice
Rutland Citizens Advice Centre is open Monday to Friday – 56 High Street, Oakham
www.rutlandcab.org.uk

Rutland LINk – Rutland Local Involvement Network (LINk)
Rutland’s Voice in Health and Social Care gives local people the opportunity to have their say on local Health & Social Care Services.
www.rutlandlink.co.uk

Support for Carers Leicestershire
Inform and support for carers in all communities throughout Leicestershire; to improve carers’ quality of life, promote their health and well-being and to encourage them to make real choices about their lives.
www.supportforcarers.org

Rutland Care Village
Care homes in Oakham with Brambles Social Centre where Rutland Reminders host its singing sessions.
www.prime-life.co.uk/property/rutland-care-village

Rutland Social Services
Dementia page: www.rutland.gov.uk/health_and_social_care/dementia.aspx


Books & Printed Resources
We have a number of books, printed resources and CDs available for our guests and carers to borrow – view full library inventory.

Our Newsletters are also available to download – view Rutland Reminders Newsletters.

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