Updated booklets for patients, families and carers to mark National Dementia Awareness day


The Mental Health Foundation are marking the first National Dementia Awareness day by relaunching three of their patient information booklets that have recently been updated with the latest legislation and contacts.

The booklets are all available as free PDF downloads from the Mental Health Foundation website and paper copies are available for a small fee.

The campaign is run by a man called Norm, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s about four years ago. You can read more about him and the inspiration behind his work on Causes.com.

  1. The Milk’s In The Oven (PDF)
    Aimed at young people, this booklet explains how people with dementia might behave and feel, and provides information about the illness and how they can cope if someone they know has dementia.
  2. Becoming a Carer (PDF)
    A booklet about looking after someone with dementia, explaining some basic facts about dementia and provides ideas on where you can get practical and emotional support.
  3. Still Going Strong (PDF)
    This booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with dementia, and explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where you can get practical and emotional help, offers advice on planning the future, and details some strategies which other people have used to cope with dementia.
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André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He's worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service; an innovative digital platform that helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol, surrounded by dogs, elflings and lots of woodland!

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