Janet Baylis, Manager of the Dementia Knowledge Centre at central office in London, picks out her personal selection of recently published books.
Three of these four choices take a clear, practical approach to dealing positively with common problems for people with dementia and memory loss. Each represents excellent value for money and can easily be ordered by phone or online.
The fourth, Telling tales, is an inspirational book. The writers, from many different backgrounds, share their own caring experiences and insights into dementia.
Memory handbook: a practical guide to living with memory problems, by Alzheimer's Society
This is a self-help book for anyone whose memory is not what it was. It has lots of practical ideas and tips about maintaining memory, many of which come from people who have experienced problems with memory themselves.
Published by Alzheimer's Society (2009) rev.ed.
Price: £6.00, free to people with dementia
ISBN: 978 1 906647 049
To order, call Xcalibre on 01753 535751, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the right care home: a step-by-step companion, by Rosemary Hurtley and Julia Burton Jones
Finding the right care home for a relative is a difficult and stressful experience. This book guides you through the entire process and explains clearly how to make the best decisions and choices when choosing a care home for a loved one.
Published by Age Concern Books (2008)
ISBN: 978 0 86242 428 2
To order, call 0870 44 22 120, or order online at
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease & other dementias, by Dr Nori Graham & Dr James Warner
Written by experts and endorsed by the British Medical Association, this book is a concise and reliable source of practical information about dementia for people with the condition and their family. It is recommended reading for anyone who has, or may be worried that they have, dementia.
Published by Family Doctor publications (2009)
ISBN: 978 1 903474 617
To order, call 01202 668330 or visit http://familydoctor.co.uk/family-doctor-books.html
Telling tales about dementia: Experiences of caring, edited by Lucy Whitman
This is an anthology of 30 personal accounts collected by former carer Lucy Whitman. While some stories highlight the devastating impact that dementia has on lives, others illustrate the positive effect that sensitive care and support can bring.
Published by Jessica Kingsley (2009)
Price: £11.99 to Society members. Please quote LWDTales when ordering.
To order, call 020 7833 2307 or visit www.jkp.com
In this section
- Book Review
- And still the music plays: stories of people with dementia
- Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring
- Involving families in care homes
- Alzheimer's and other dementias: Answers at your fingertips
- The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
- Lavender Blues by Doris Corti
- Contented Dementia written by Oliver James
- Conversation starters
- Excellence in Dementia Care:Research into practice
- Alzheimer's - Caring for your loved one, caring for yourself by Sharon Fish Mooney
- Take me home: Parkinson's, My Father, Myself by Jonathan Taylor
- The Smell of Chocolate by Barbara McGuire
- Still Alice
- Knickers in the Fridge
- Ice cream in the cupboard by Pat Moffett
- You are here: Recommended reads
- A good read
- Book reviews - November 2010
- Book reviews - December 2010
- Keeping Mum: Caring for someone with dementia by Marianne Talbot
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