Complete list of Help Sheets from Alzheimer's Australia linking to the relevant web page - Jan 2006
http://www.alzheimers.org.au/content.cfm?infoPageId=1988   .. **
What is dementia (2 page pdf) **


About Dementia
> What is dementia?
> Diagnosing dementia
> Early planning
> Next steps
> Memory loss
> Progression of dementia
> Research
> Useful resources
> Alzheimer's disease
> Vascular dementia
> Frontal lobe dementia, including Pick's disease
> Dementia with Lewy bodies
> Alcohol related dementia
> AIDS related dementia
> Drug treatments and dementia
> Dementia and heredity
> Diagnosis: Informing the person with dementia
> Information for family and friends
> Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

Caring for someone with dementia
> Intimacy and sexual issues
> Continence
> Wandering
> Driving
> Communication
> Eating
> Dressing
> Activities
> Sleeping
> Travelling
> Safety issues
> Hygiene
> Caring for someone who lives alone
> Sundowning
> Nutrition
> Dental care
> Therapies and communication approaches
> Going to hospital
> Later stages of dementia
> Working with doctors
> Pain
> Making the most of Respite Care


Changed behaviours and dementia
> Changed behaviours
> Hallucinations and false ideas
> Depression and dementia
> Changed behaviours: Useful resources
> Changed behaviours: Problem solving
> Agitated behaviours
> Anxious behaviours
> Aggressive behaviours
> Disinhibited behaviours

 

Information for people with dementia
> Making employment decisions
> What is dementia?
> Early planning
> Looking after yourself
> Driving and dementia
> Living alone
> Feelings and adjusting to change 
> Keeping involved and active
> Talking about diagnosis
> Talking with your doctor

Residential care and dementia
> Deciding on residential care
> Coping with placement
> What is available and what will it cost?
> Which residential facility?
> Caring partnerships
> Good care in a residential facility
> Accreditation in residential facilities
> Rights and responsibilities
> Further information and support

Taking care of the carer
> Taking care of carers
> Feelings
> Men and caring
> Useful resources
> Taking a break
> Coping after the death of someone with dementia

The environment and dementia
> At home with dementia
> The kitchen
> The laundry
> The living room
> The bathroom and toilet
> The bedroom
> The building
> Furnishings and décor
> Utilities
> Outside
> New housing and renovations
> Memory aids in the home
> Creating a calming environment
> Pets
> Health and safety for carers
> Useful resources


Young people and dementia
> Information about dementia for young people
> Information about dementia for parents and grandparents
> Young people and dementia:  Useful resources


Younger onset dementia
> What is early onset dementia?
> Early planning
> Employment
> Next steps
> Younger onset dementia: Useful resources

Update Sheets
> Tests Used in Diagnosing Dementia
> Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
> Ebixa (Memantine) –What is it?
> Treating Alzheimer's Disease & Vascular Dementia: The Use of Other Therapeutic Treatments
> Aluminium & Alzheimer's disease
> Licensed Drug Treatments for Alzheimer's disease in Australia: Cholinergic Treatments
> Can Alzheimer's disease & Vascular dementia be prevented?
> Subsidies for Aricept, Exelon & Reminyl:  What are the conditions?