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Further reading

For information on dementia, many countries have a society with a website.

Here are some examples, which you may want to explore:

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE provides UK national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. It also provides information on how to promote healthy living. It is a non-departmental body and its aims are to:

  • help practitioners deliver the best possible care
  • give people the most effective treatments based on the latest evidence
  • provide value for money
  • reduce inequalities and variation.

It does this by developing and publishing guidance and information. Organisations that work in health and social care in the UK are expected to follow its recommendations. We will recommend that you read some of its guidance documents while doing this course.

There are some interesting novels depicting dementia and the impact it has on families and relationships:

  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

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Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour

University of Birmingham

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