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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Dementia full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Age and Ageing

  • Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring

  • Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults with Dementia

  • Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders

  • Journal of Dementia Care

  • Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

  • Nursing Older People

  • Working with Older People: Practical Approaches

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Dementia professionals.

Age UK: For Professionals

Provides expertise and resources for those influencing, designing, commissioning and delivering services for people in later life.

Alzheimer’s Society

Information and resources on dementia for Health professionals.

Clinical Key

Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images. Access via Athens.

The Cochrane Library

Contains high-quality evidence to inform healthcare decision making, it includes reliable evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised clinical trials (RCTs).

Dementia—Learning Resources from the RCN

Learning resources that support staff development and include e-learning resources, training courses and networking opportunities.

Dementia Gateway

Supportive information and resources, including videos, e-learning material and downloads

Dementia Web

Includes the Birmingham Cross City CCG Dementia Information Prescription.

NICE Evidence Search—Dementia

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff, students and the public to access the best evidence available.

SCIE - Social care institute for excellence

Films from the perspective of professionals and people using the services. Ideal for training.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence.Provided by Health Education England.