Dementia information in BSL

Learn about common types of dementia, how to recognise symptoms, seeking a diagnosis, and living well with dementia in these British Sign Language (BSL) videos.

Common types of dementia

Watch our videos in BSL with information about some common types of dementia

What is dementia?

Information about dementia, including the symptoms, causes and treatment

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Information about Alzheimer’s disease, including the symptoms, causes and treatment

What is vascular dementia?

Information about vascular dementia, including the symptoms, causes and controlling symptoms

What is dementia with Lewy bodies?

Information about dementia with Lewy bodies, including the symptoms, causes and controlling symptoms

What is frontotemporal dementia?

Information about frontotemporal dementia, including the symptoms, causes and controlling symptoms

Need dementia support?

If you have speech or hearing impairments and have a textphone or an adapted computer, you can use Text Relay to call our Dementia Connect support line on 18001 0300 222 1122

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Getting a dementia diagnosis

Watch our videos in BSL with information about how dementia affects Deaf people, the symptoms and how to get a diagnosis

What causes dementia?

Information covering common questions and concerns that the Deaf community have about dementia, including how to get a diagnosis

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Symptoms of dementia

Information about the symptoms of dementia, and how dementia can affect someone who is Deaf

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Information on assessment and diagnosis

If you have a GP in Bristol

The Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service and the Specialist Deaf Service have collaborated to make sure the assessment for dementia diagnosis is in BSL and culturally accessible.

You can read more information about the Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service on their website, download their Easy Read leaflet or watch the video in BSL.

If you have a GP somewhere else in the UK

The Cognitive Disorders Service, based in London, offers specialist BSL dementia screening services. However, you will need to be referred by your GP to access these services. 

Living well with dementia

Watch our videos in BSL with information on how you can live well if you are Deaf and affected by dementia

Coping with changes in communication and behaviour

Information on the most common challenges if you are Deaf and living with dementia, as well as practical tips about how to support someone with dementia

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Staying as independent and healthy as possible

Tips for anyone affected by dementia on how to look after themselves and stay connected

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Deaf Community dementia advice

British Deaf Association (BDA) has produced a range of BSL videos, from communication tips, to making your home dementia friendly.

Get advice from BDA
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