Dementia Collection: Highly Recommended

These books have been recommended by local people who found them particularly helpful to them.

Contented Dementia by Oliver James

Contented Dementia’ by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both the person living with dementia and their carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.

What I wish people knew about dementia: from someone who knows by Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of fifty-eight. Wise, practical and life affirming, ‘What I Wish People Knew About Dementia’ combines anecdotes, research and Wendy Mitchell’s own brilliant wit and wisdom to tell readers exactly what she wishes they knew about dementia.

One Last Thing by Wendy Mitchell

After her diagnosis of early onset dementia in 2014, Wendy spoke affectionately about the liberating feeling that came with having open conversations and confronting life’s obstacles head on. So, in the years leading up to her death, Wendy set out to have what would be her most important conversation: to explore what options are available – and what options are denied – at the end of life.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud; and other poems you half remember from school by Ana Sampson

Poetry can be a beautiful way to connect with people living with dementia. Many older people learned poems by heart during their younger years. When they recognize and join in with a familiar poem, it can trigger positive memories and a sense of connection