Booklets about sensory changes and supporting a deaf person, and new films featuring dementia

New, useful and interesting dementia resources.

Talking sense booklet

Talking sense

A practical book about the impact of dementia on vision, hearing and other senses is now available in audio from Hammond Care’s Dementia Centre, based in Australia.

The audiobook of Talking sense: Living with sensory changes and dementia, by Agnes Houston and Julie Christie, can be downloaded in full or as individual chapters. It is free, you only need to provide your name and email address.

A free download of the booklet that can be read on screen is also available.

Deafness and dementia booklet

Deafness and dementia

A new resource to help in supporting a deaf friend or relative who has dementia can be downloaded for free, again from Hammond Care’s Dementia Centre.

As above, you only need to provide your name and email to access Deafness and dementia: An information booklet for family and friends.

Falling, the movie


Viggo Mortensen directs and stars in this film about a gay man’s relationship with his headstrong and homophobic father, whose dementia means he needs his children’s support as his life changes.

Released at the end of 2020, and available to watch online on BFI Player and elsewhere.

Supernova, the movie

Update: Supernova

The release of Supernova, featuring Stanley Tucci as a man with dementia and Colin Firth as his partner, which we’ve highlighted previously, has been moved to early March 2021.

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My husband has dementia, I don't know what to do, he gets aggressive sometimes & out of control & it gets me upset,he doesn't understand what is he doing wrong! He think I'm punishing by putting him in a nursing home but I can't take care of him by myself, what should I do?

Hello Terry,

We're very sorry to hear about your husband, it sounds like you are going through a very difficult time.

We would strongly recommend calling our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 to speak with one of our trained dementia advisers. They can listen to your situation and provide specific information, advice and support. More details about the support line (including Christmas opening hours) are available here:

In the meantime, you might find our information on aggressive behaviour useful. You can read it online, or download a free copy here:…

We hope this helps, Terry. Please know that we are here for you, and you can call our support line any time you want to talk to someone.

Alzheimer's Society blog team