Shifting focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour

Shifting focus is a tool to help the families and friends of people with dementia understand behaviour caused by the disease. Shifting focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour is available in a short booklet or full guide which can be downloaded and printed at your home.

Printed copies of the short booklet are available to organizations via our online store.

If you would like a free sample of our shifting focus guide, email 

New: shifting focus  booklets have been translated into 7 languages, all of which are available electronically and on our online store


New:  shifting focus is now available on video. Visit our video library to see more.



  • Shifting focus was presented at the 2014 Alzheimer's Disease International Conference.
  • Shifting focus was the pick of the week in the Long-term care newsletter from the Crane Library at the University of Manitoba.
  • Shifting focus is being used in a pilot project to reduce the use of anti-psychotic drugs in Alberta long-term care homes.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017