Reading Well Books on Prescription: Dementia

What is 'Reading Well Books on Prescription Dementia'?

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, or want to find out more about the condition. The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories. These books have been recommended by health professionals and have been tried and tested by people with experience of dementia. They have been selected using guidelines and quality standards for dementia care from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and other professional organisations.

What are the books and where can I find them?

There are copies of each title at City, Cruddas Park, Denton Burn, East End, Fenham, Gosforth, Kenton, Newburn, Outer West and West End Libraries, which can be borrowed for a 4 week loan period, with the possibility of renewing the books if no one else has reserved them. The recommended books can be found in the 'Reading Well Books on Prescription' sections of each library participating in the scheme. Please ask a member of staff if you're unsure where this section is. Like any of our books, you can reserve these books and pick them up from any of our libraries. View the 25 titles recommended on the scheme 

Do I have to get a book 'prescribed' by a GP to be able to borrow one of the recommended titles?

Anyone can borrow the recommended books. You do not need to be prescribed a title from a GP. However, we would recommend you to talk to your GP if you are worried about dementia or your memory.

Other Health Resources

The following organisations also offer information and support:

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