Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia
These books have been selected by dementia healthcare experts as part of the 'Books on Prescription' collection.
The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.
JKP is proud to have published 7 or the 25 selected titles.
Ian Stuart-HamiltonA 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 More2014, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp, $26.95ISBN: 978-1-84905-363-12014, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, $26.95ISBN: 978-0-85700-715-5
A guide for family, friends and carers
Jude Welton, illustrated by Jane TelfordMeet 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 More2013, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 48pp, $13.95ISBN: 978-1-84905-297-92013, Ebook, ePUB, 48pp, $14.95ISBN: 978-0-85700-634-9
Dave Pulsford and Rachel ThompsonThis 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 More2012, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp, $24.95ISBN: 978-1-84905-243-62012, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, $24.95ISBN: 978-0-85700-504-5
Person-Centred Approaches to Communication for Families and Caregivers
Bernie McCarthyThis 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 More2011, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 112pp, $18.95ISBN: 978-1-84905-186-62011, Ebook, ePUB, 112pp, $18.95ISBN: 978-0-85700-499-4
Experiences of Caring
Edited by Lucy WhitmanIn 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 More2009, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, $24.95ISBN: 978-1-84310-941-92009, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, $24.95ISBN: 978-0-85700-017-0
One Family's Story
Helen BeaumontClive 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 More2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 144pp, $24.95ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-32008, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, $24.95ISBN: 978-1-84642-862-3
My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
Christine BrydenChristine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of dementia. Learn More2005, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 200pp, $21.95ISBN: 978-1-84310-332-52005, Ebook, ePUB, 200pp, $21.95ISBN: 978-1-84642-095-5