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Dementia Links

Read Dementia Friendly Communities Edinburgh - a report by Jenny Henderson

Read the personal experience of Gillian Nelson as her dementia developed. Click "White Rooms" to read.

Click here to read 'A Brief Introduction to Dementia' by Mary Marshall

Alzheimer Scotland

Scottish Dementia Working Group

Alzheimer Society

Dementia Services Development Centre

Carers Panel

Dementia Resources:

Author/editor: Emma Healey
Title: Elizabeth is Missing
Year: 2014
Publisher: Viking

How do you solve a mystery when you can't remember the clues?

Author/editor: Sally Magnusson
Title: Where the Memories Go
Year: 2014
Publisher: Two Roads

Why dementia changes everything.

Author/editor: Malcolm Goldsmith
Title: In a Strange Land
Year: 2004
Publisher: 4M Publications - contact Faith in Older People.

People with dementia and the local church: about dementia as like being in a wilderness.

Series title: Being with God
Individual titles: Words of Peace; Words of Hope; Words of Faith

These are Bible and prayer guides for people with dementia. They can be used by a carer with someone in their own  home, or as a simple outline for someone visiting a dementia home. Each book has a cd with the songs and hymns for the daily devotions. There are ‘cues and clues’ to help the carer and person with dementia talk together, pray and worship.

The books were developed with help from MHA and CCOA.

Price: £6.99. Publisher: Scripture Union

DVD: Tracing Rainbows through the Rain


Addressing the challenge of dementia in later life. This is a presentation by Malcolm Goldsmith to a conference on Ageing and Spirituality that was held in Australia last September. This is also available as a DVD.


‘It's still ME, Lord...’

A DVD exploring Spirituality and Dementia - produced by Caritas Social Action Network. View the film online.

Spirituality - have you found any yet?

This DVD was jointly produced by Faith in Older People, Alzheimer's Scotland and Artlink Scotland. The DVD will be available to care homes throughout Scotland to encourage staff in ensuring that people's spiritual needs are met. View the preview online.

Who will hold my soul?

Dementia, friendship and the spirituality of caring communities.
Speaker: The Revd Professor John Swinton. 17th May 2011

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Prayers and Poems relating to Dementia


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