Dementia UK has provided its list of book recommendations to improve care and understanding for people diagnosed with the life-limiting condition.
Rachel Thompson, Consultant Admiral Nurse said:
“Dementia is a condition which can leave many people in the dark. Questions can centre around how to enter into the world of someone diagnosed with the condition to understand and empathise with what they’re going through. Equally important is understanding the experience of caring for someone with dementia and to highlight that no one is going through this experience alone.”
“Reading, whether fiction or non-fiction, can be a great way to increase understanding as well as providing a useful activity with people with dementia to help stimulate and maintain connections.”
This World Book Day, Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses have put together a list of their book recommendations to shine a light on the condition.
We also recommend the ‘Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia’ which provides a range of recommended books which are available in local libraries.
The Little Girl in the Radiator by Martin Slevin
Telling Tales about Dementia
Take care son by Tony Husband
Our dementia Diary by Rachael Dixey
For anyone who has any questions around supporting a person with dementia to read or who needs advice around the complexities of dementia, you can contact the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 or by emailing [email protected]