How we produce our information about dementia
We produce a wide range of information for various audiences and in a range of formats. Find out about our aims, commitment to quality and how we produce our information.
The aim of our information is to support and inform people with dementia and their family, friends and carers.
How we produce our information
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly reviewed and updated using quality-controlled processes.
We are committed to producing information that is:
- clearly written - we want our information to be understood by everyone who reads it
- accurate and up to date - all of our information is updated every three years, and is reviewed by our specialist review panel of dementia experts and our reader panel of people affected by dementia
- reliable - our writers use the best available sources of evidence (eg guidelines from NICE, SCIE, Cochrane Collaboration or the Royal Colleges)
- balanced and independent - our policies and principles help keep our content free from bias or undue external influence
- accessible - we offer our information in a range of formats
- inclusive - to ensure our information reflects and represents the wide diversity and lived experience of all people affected by dementia and all our audiences
- relevant - content is tailored to the needs of people living with dementia, carers and anyone else affected by dementia.
Alzheimer's Society is grateful to all the dementia specialists and people affected by dementia who generously give their time to help us develop our publications.
Read our guide to Positive language
Our guide to positive language explains the main rules and principles when talking about dementia, and why they matter.
The Department of Health Information Standard
Between 2011–2019, Alzheimer's Society was accredited under the Department of Health's Information Standard, which was a quality assurance standard recognising trustworthy producers of health and social care information.
The Information Standard assessment and certification scheme was based on a rigorous set of criteria used to ensure that the way we produce information is of a high quality.
The scheme is now closed but we remain committed to producing the highest quality, evidence-based information as outlined in the quality statements developed from the scheme’s principles.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Quality policy
Our information is a core part of Dementia Connect – Alzheimer’s Society’s personalised service providing support for people affected by dementia. The production of Dementia Connect is certified to the internationally recognised Quality Management System standard (ISO 9001:2015), demonstrating our commitment to people affected by dementia and the continuous improvement of our services.
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