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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment

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This is the screening tool that is being used in hospitals in South Wales to assess cognition.

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Living with dementia - Alzheimer's Society

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Information about living with dementia
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People live with dementia and don't just die from it...........

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Dementia | Doctor | Patient.co.uk

Dementia | Doctor | Patient.co.uk | Case 6 : "My mother is getting forgetful" | Scoop.it
This is a syndrome where the patient has multiple cognitive deficits and memory loss sufficient to impair occupational or social functioning. There is...
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Patient.co.uk is a useful website that has many articles aimed at professionals rather than the  NHS choices website which is aimed at a lay audience

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What's it like to look after someone with dementia? - YouTube

Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity. Healthtalkonline and its sister website, Youthhealthtalk, let you share in more than 2,00...
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These are some of the videos from the HealthTalkOnline. It's a really good introduction- and hopefully will encourage you to look around the HealthTalkOnline website 

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Dementia 1

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Great online resource from the Nottingham University which includes links to video clips and patient resources.

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Dementia's varying impacts on memory and emotion - YouTube

Welcome to the UCSF Memory and Aging Center channel. The videos shown here are intended to educate patients, caregivers and health professionals about the va...
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One of a series of short videos from the University of California, San Francisco. Covers the territory well and with authority.

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Dementia: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


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Excellent introduction to research on dementia from the US National Institute of Health 's division working in this area

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News Centre - Cardiff leads largest ever Alzheimer’s study

News Centre - Cardiff leads largest ever Alzheimer’s study | Case 6 : "My mother is getting forgetful" | Scoop.it
Information gleaned from these studies about genetic predisposition and lifestyle influences will provide scientists with the best evidence yet for creating a fuller picture of why the disease develops and the varying degrees of risk it poses to different individuals.
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Cardiff is a leading centre for Alzheimer's research and Professor Julie Williams has been at the forefront of many of the genetic discoveries related to the development of this disease

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Auditory Transduction (2002) - YouTube

This 7-minute video by Brandon Pletsch takes viewers on a step-by-step voyage through the inside of the ear, to the acoustic accompaniment of classical music...

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Yes- this is wonderful! Great find! Such a clear description of how hearing works... 

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If you want to understand hearing (and have a little dance at the same time) watch this!

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Dementia 2

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Again excellent resource- there are a further 2 available if you have got all the way through the first 2. More excellent links included.

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Carers of people with dementia

Carers of people with dementia | Case 6 : "My mother is getting forgetful" | Scoop.it
OverviewIn this section you can find out about the experience of caring for someone with dementia by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 31 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as early signs, strategies, respite and money. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
 
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HealthTalkOnline contains a series of videos and other information about the experience of patients and their carers. There is a wealth of information here on the experience of the carers of those with demientia. They discuss their suspicions around diagnosis and some of the difficult decisions that have to be made. 

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