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Reading Well Welsh Scheme for Books on Dementia

Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia is part of the new Dementia Action Plan for Wales. The books provide information and advice, support for living well, advice for relatives and carers, and personal stories. They are endorsed by health professionals and can all be found in the local library.

JKP is proud to have published 7 of the 24 selected titles.

Read more about the scheme and see the full list of books on the Reading Agency's website.

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  1. A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

    A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

    Dr James Warner and Dr Nori Graham

    Including key information on different types of dementia, this concise pocket-sized book lets you know about the symptoms to look out for, guides you through the diagnosis process and explains the treatments available. Like having a GP in your pocket, it also offers expert advice for living day-to-day with dementia, and where to go to get support. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 7.76in x 5.12in / 197mm x 130mm, 160pp, $16.95
    ISBN: 9781785924583
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, $16.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-835-7
  2. Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

    Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

    Ian Stuart-Hamilton

    A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. It draws on the latest research in the field and offers practical information for those working with the older population. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.14in / 229mm x 156mm, 240pp, $26.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-1
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, $26.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-715-5
    2017, Audio Book, 429 minutes, $19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-081-8
  3. Can I tell you about Dementia?

    Can I tell you about Dementia?

    A guide for family, friends and carers

    Jude Welton, illustrated by Jane Telford

    Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. This illustrated book is an ideal way to introduce dementia to children and aid family discussions. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 8.62in x 6.14in / 219mm x 156mm, 48pp, $14.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-297-9
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 48pp, $14.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-634-9
  4. Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

    Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

    Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson

    This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.09in x 6.54in / 231mm x 166mm, 240pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-243-6
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-504-5
  5. Hearing the Person with Dementia

    Hearing the Person with Dementia

    Person-Centred Approaches to Communication for Families and Caregivers

    Bernie McCarthy

    This book clearly explains what happens to communication as dementia progresses. Advocating a person-centred approach to dementia care, the author describes methods of verbal and non-verbal communication, techniques for communicating with people who cannot speak or move easily, and strategies for communicating more effectively. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.43in x 5.35in / 214mm x 136mm, 112pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-186-6
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 112pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-499-4
  6. Telling Tales About Dementia

    Telling Tales About Dementia

    Experiences of Caring

    Edited by Lucy Whitman

    In this book, thirty carers from different backgrounds and circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. This unique collection of personal accounts will be an engaging read for anyone affected by dementia in a personal or professional context, including social workers, practitioners and care staff. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 9.53in x 7.05in / 242mm x 179mm, 224pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-941-9
    2009, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-017-0
  7. Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

    Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

    One Family's Story

    Helen Beaumont

    Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.22in / 234mm x 158mm, 144pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-862-3

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