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Some of these resources are available in print:
- You can have a copy sent to you by contacting your local Alzheimer Society.
- Your local Society can also provide you with a comprehensive collection of books, pamphlets, information sheets, videos, DVDs and audio tapes about dementia that may not be listed on this page.
- They can also give you information on local programs and services that you may find helpful.
- Corticobasal degeneration
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
- Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Huntington’s disease
- Lewy body dementia
- Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Multiple sclerosis
- Niemann-Pick disease type C
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Parkinson’s disease
- Posterior cortical atrophy
- Progressive supranuclear palsy
- Traumatic brain injury
- Vascular dementia
- Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
- PC P.E.A.R.L.S.: 7 key elements of person-centred care
- Guidelines for care: executive summary
- Guidelines for care: framework
- Person-centred language guidelines | One-page version
- All about me - A booklet designed for people living with dementia, to help them create a record of their background and what is important to them
- All about me: A conversation starter - A shorter tool that provides a “snapshot” of the person in order to start a conversation
- Meaningful Engagement of People with Dementia: A Resource Guide
Living with dementia
- Quality of life
- Locating devices
- Personal care
- Meal time
- Living alone
- Intimacy and sexuality
- Responsive behaviours
- Shared experiences - A booklet designed to answer some of your questions and concerns about living with Alzheimer's disease (also available in audio files).
- Communication challenges and helpful strategies for the person with dementia - This brochure offers some helpful communication strategies for people with dementia who may find themselves struggling with changes in their communication ability.
- Memory tips & tricks - An information sheet for strategies to help you manage your memory problems, based on ideas and suggestions provided by people living with memory loss.
- Be Ready for an Emergency Department Visit - A joint publication between the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Older Adult Hospital Readiness (OAHR) Research Program Team).
Caring for someone with dementia
- First steps for families | Print-friendly version
- Ways to help
- Caregiving options
- Reducing caregiver stress | Print-friendly version
- Ambiguous loss and grief in dementia: A resource for individuals and families
- Ambiguous loss and grief in dementia: Strategies for living positively with ambiguous loss and grief (a checklist)
- A handbook for care
- Meaningful visits
- Young onset dementia: Facilitators resource guide
Kids and teens
For healthcare professionals
- The importance of early diagnosis | Print-friendly version
- Questions for family physicians and health professionals to ask when cognitive impairment is suspected
- Principles for a dignified diagnosis
- Communicating the diagnosis
- Supporting clients through ambiguous loss and grief: Strategies for healthcare providers
- Ambiguous loss and grief: What you can do to help family caregivers cope: Tips and strategies (a checklist)
- Dementia and staff grief: A resource for healthcare providers
For first responders
- First Responder Handbook - This handbook expands on the information above to provide first responders with more details on how to recognize, communicate with and respond to someone with dementia.
- 10 Communication Tips - This pocket sheet for first responders has helpful tips that anyone can use when talking to a person with dementia.