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Android Apps

This guide looks at installing apps for Android smartphones and tablets using the Google Play Store.

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Android device basics

This guide looks at the basics of operating an Android device.

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  • devicesDigital and Technology
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Carers checklist

The carers checklist (Laura’s List) was originally written by Katharyn Barnett who, following her mother’s dementia diagnosis in 1995, learned to identify the right support so that she could access it as and when needed.

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  • Support Pathways

Communication and dementia

The Dementia Services Development Centre has created an online resource exploring the importance of communication following a diagnosis of dementia.

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Dementia and hearing loss

The British Deaf Association (BDA) has undertaken a significant amount of dementia-specific work, including the production of "The Deaf Dementia Experience in Scotland ... A Toolkit for All".

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Dementia and self-management

The Dementia and Self-Management booklet is written and researched by the Scottish Dementia Alumni. Many of the group - which comprises people who have each been living with dementia for over ten years - felt they had been left largely to self-manage their lives and condition after diagnosis.

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  • done_allSelf Management

Gmail

This guide looks at some of the basics of using Gmail. It is broken down into chapters to let you dip in and out. You can read through the guidance online or download the printable version to view at your leisure.

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  • peopleOCN Resources

Good practice in young onset dementia

This resource provides an overview of the findings of the three-year Angela Project, the largest-ever study of young onset dementia conducted in the UK.

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Google Calendar

This guide introduces you to Google Calendar, which helps to keep you on schedule by letting you create events and reminders that you can access using any smartphone, tablet or computer.

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  • peopleOCN Resources

Google Contacts

This guide covers the basics of using Google Contacts on Android devices.

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  • devicesDigital and Technology
  • peopleOCN Resources

Google Maps

This guide introduces you to using the Google Maps app. The guide is broken down into chapters to let you dip in and out. You can read through the guidance online or download the printable version to view at your leisure.

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  • peopleOCN Resources

Purple Alert

Purple Alert is a free app intended to help locate and safeguard missing persons with dementia, as well as providing peace of mind to families and carers.

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  • errorStaying Safe