A range of useful resources for people affected by dementia

From the August/September 2018 issue of Dementia together magazine, we look at a range of resources that could be helpful for people affected by dementia.

A range of useful resources

Audio library

Calibre Audio Library is a charity providing unabridged audio books for people who have difficulties reading print. A huge range of professionally recorded fiction and non-fiction titles are available as MP3 files on CD or memory stick, or to play online. A one-off £35 fee allows unlimited access, and you can sign up for a three-month free trial initially. 

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Pocket guide 

Written by leading experts, this recently updated book helps people to better understand Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It provides clear and concise information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, getting help and support, tips for people with dementia and advice for carers. It’s also one of the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

A pocket guide to understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, byJames Warner and Nori Graham (Jessica Kingsley, 2018), 160 pages, £9.99, ISBN: 9781785924583. 

Life with Grandpa 

This story, written from a young girl's point of view, provides insight about how a child might experience an older relative’s dementia. Its easy style suits a range of ages, including older children and teenagers. 

Life with Grandpa, by Pat Pinsent (Author House UK, 2018), 76 pages, £8.95, ISBN: 9781546285809.

Better brain food 

An international expert on nutrition for older people presents a compelling argument that the food you eat can make a big difference to your quality of life as you age. The book includes over 70 inspiring recipes with photographs. 

Better brain food, by Ngaire Hobbins and Michelle Crawford (Murdoch, 2017), 240 pages, £17.99, ISBN: 9781760527549.

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