Resources for Secondary Schools
Teach your class about dementia
Request our Key Stage Three dementia resources, which have been accredited by the PSHE Association. The resource pack covers:
- 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, and you can download previews of the resources. Key Stage Four (in English, Welsh & Irish) will be launched in Autumn 2016 - pre-order your copy now!
Hold an assembly on dementia
Request our assembly pack to deliver an assembly to your pupils about dementia and the work of the Alzheimer's Society.
Make your school more dementia-friendly
Dementia Friends Information Sessions
As part of the session, attendees are asked to become a 'Dementia Friend' by pledging an action to help - it could be something as simple as being kind and patient with a relative who is living with dementia, or sharing the five key messages from the session.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions can contribute towards pupil welfare and safeguarding provision, as they develop students' PSHE skills and attributes, such as resilience and empathy.
By completing the Key Stage Three resources and completing our Dementia Friends action cards, your pupils will be eligible to receive their free Dementia Friends badge - please see guidance in the resource packs.
You can also request a Dementia Friends Information Session to be delivered to your class by a Dementia Friends Champion volunteer.
Becoming more dementia-friendly
There are lots of ways in which your school can become more dementia-friendly. Contact your local Dementia Action Alliance for ideas of simple actions you can take - from awareness-raising to intergenerational community projects - and to be recognised for your efforts.
If you are keen to support the development of guidance for schools, as part of our work building dementia-friendly communities, please contact email the Youth Engagement team.
Stoke Damerel Community College in Stoke took a whole-school approach to embedding dementia in the curriculum:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org