Additional Resources

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Caring with Confidence

Caring with Confidence helps unpaid carers make a positive difference to their life and that of the person they care for. If you help or support a family member, friend or neighbour with a long-term physical or mental health condition, disability or problem related to old age, Caring with Confidence can help you develop your skills and knowledge for your caring role.

Download: Caring with Confidence


The DemTalk project was facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK and involved tapping into the expertise and real-life experiences of experts, family members and people living with dementia.

Download: DemTalk

Marie Curie

This series of easy-to-follow film guides should help when you’re looking after a friend or relative at home. The written transcripts have also been included for reference.

Download: Marie Curie


The Open Dementia e-learning Programme is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with someone with dementia and provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with it. Please note these courses are provided free of charge on an ‘as seen’ basis.

Download: SCIE


A series of educational videos regarding caring for people. Select the type of person you are taking care of from the menu. Please choose the categories, then the sub categories (if any). Films titles will be displayed on the right side. Click on the title to play the video.

Link to resources: Webnurse

Think Ahead

The Think Ahead form aims to guide you in thinking about, discussing, and recording your preferences regarding all aspects of end of life. It encourages you to ensure that those closest to you are aware of these preferences so that, should a time come when you are unable to express them yourself, your wishes will be clear to those caring for you or managing your affairs.

When someone you care about is dying in hospital

If someone you care about is dying, this booklet may help you to know what to expect in the last days and hours of their life. We understand this is an emotional and challenging time for you. We hope this booklet will help to make this time a little easier.

Talk to the healthcare team in the hospital if there is anything worrying you or the person you care about. The healthcare team is made up of doctors, nurses and support staff.

This booklet is freely available for anyone who wants to read it. Please take a copy for yourself or give it to anyone who you think will find it useful.

Download: When someone you care about is dying in hospital