More resources for people affected by dementia

From the October/November 2018 issue of Dementia together magazine, we look at further resources that could be helpful for people affected by dementia.

Useful resources

Darllen yn Well/Reading Well

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia, which makes a selected list of titles providing information, advice and personal stories available in England’s libraries, has been rolled out to libraries in Wales.

Translations of listed books into Welsh have also begun.

Find out more from Reading Well.

Keep smiling

This updated A5 handbook includes practical advice for when a person’s dementia or disabilities make them unable or reluctant to care for their mouth and teeth.

Keep smiling: Mouth and teeth care for older people, by Janice Gardner and Emma Williams (Relatives & Residents Association 2018), 40 pages, free download or order in print (ÂŁ6), ISBN: 9781900216111.

Brains, change and dementia

This book breaks down misconceptions about dementia and speaks directly to younger children. It also reassures parents of the value of being open about dementia.

My book about brains, change and dementia, by Lynda Moore (Jessica Kingsley, 2018), 48 pages, ÂŁ10.99, ISBN: 9781785925115.

Winston’s world

Results of research into dementia homecare are portrayed through the eyes of Winston, a cartoon cat, with thought-provoking scenarios to improve care.

Winston’s world, by Tony Husband and Justine Schneider (University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Dementia Action Alliance, 2018), 92 pages, free download or order in print (£6 plus postage).

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