Reading well: recommended books on dementia

“Dementia is one of the greatest social, medical, economic, scientific, philosophical and moral challenges of our times.”

Sally Magnusson, author of ‘Where memories go: why dementia changes everything’

The Reading Agency have got together with health experts and people with lived experience to draw up a list of the most helpful books for people with dementia and the people around them.

The books are also an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to find out about the condition.

As well as information and practical advice the list of titles includes personal accounts, and suggestions for shared therapeutic activities.

These titles are available to borrow from libraries now. Reserve them online using your library card and PIN to collect at your nearest library.

“It is abundantly clear that with support and books presented in an accessible way, people with dementia can continue to learn and amongst their learning can be an empowerment to help themselves and others in a similar situation.”

Keith Oliver, former headteacher diagnosed with dementia in 2010.







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