I am always on the look out for books on dementia. Not just academic or clinical books, but books which show the ‘other’ side of dementia; the personal, the humorous, some insight, the sharing of practicalities. With those issues in mind, I have stumbled across a few I want to share, hope you like them.
- Dear Dementia: Laughter and Tears by Ian Donaghy.
- ‘Can I tell you about having a stroke’ by Lisa Taylor [a children’s book about a grandfather following his stroke, but cross over with vascular dementia. Also excellent for adults.]
- Practical Supervision by National Skills Academy. Great stuff for managers of a dementia service.
- Childhood Days by Pictures to Share [great for trips down memory lane and for younger generations to see how life was ‘in the good old days’
And don’t forget the wonderful Daily Sparkle. Check it out:www.dailysparkle.co.uk