Secondary Schools

Resources for secondary schools

Key stage three and four dementia resources

These resources have been accredited by the PSHE Association and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment. The resource packs cover:

  • Explaining dementia 
  • Dementia in the community 
  • Supporting those affected by dementia

The resources can contribute towards key aspects of the national curriculum, enabling pupils to gain knowledge and understanding linked to PSHE & Citizenship. They can also support work towards British Values, SMSC and Personal Development, behaviour and welfare, when embedded within a spiral curriculum or as part of an enrichment day. 

The resources are currently available in English and Welsh. Key Stage Three is also in Irish language, with KS4 available in Spring 2017.

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Hold an assembly on dementia

Request our Key Stage 3 assembly pack to deliver an assembly to your pupils about dementia and the work of the Alzheimer's Society. This is also available in Welsh and Irish languages.

Schools resources launch in Northern Ireland

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment have accredited our resources for use across in Northern Ireland. Key Stage Three has also be translated into Irish language.

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Pupils Josh & Christian with their teacher, Mr Ramsey, from Bangor Grammar School at our resources launch in Northern Ireland

Education Minister, Peter Weir said:

“I welcome the launch of this important resource for schools from the Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland. With so many of our young people helping to care for family and friends with dementia, it is vital that they are equipped with the right tools to help them.

Schools provide children with a wide-ranging and broad education, helping them to become well-rounded individuals. It is right that as part of their education they learn about issues such as dementia and learn the skills needed to best take care of and help family members and friends who have the condition."

Key Stage Four will be launching in Irish language in Spring 2017 - pre-order your copy now!

Resources for young people

Our Pinterest Board features lots of books that are available for young people to help explain dementia through stories.

The Dementia Brain Tour is a free educational video resource that includes chapters on the brain and how brain cells function, Alzheimer's disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, fronto-temporal dementia and other rarer causes of dementia.

'What are the symptoms of dementia?' is a video which covers how dementia can affect someone and what you can expect.

Brain: The Inside Story is a free resource for A-level biology students to explore the brain and nervous system.  

This BBC video report follows young reporters Iman and Megan as they find out more about Alzheimer's disease.

Tune Into Dementia is a film by Inspired Youth, made with students at Joseph Rowntree School in York. Students from the school provided the creative ideas to stimulate debate about dementia with young people.

For more ideas or support, email