Secondary Schools

Key stage three and four teaching packs

Our lesson plans have been accredited by the PSHE Association and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). They look at:

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

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

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

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 youngpeople@alzheimers.org.uk