New books added to our library, Feb 2017

  1. Miller, Stephen. (2014). Communicating across Dementia. How to talk, listen, provide Stimulation and give Comfort.

If someone close to you has dementia you will know that communication gradually becomes more difficult and at times frustrating.  This jargon-free book explains why this happens and how you have to rethink your whole approach.


  1. Berkson, Lindsey. (2010). My Mother who wore her purse as a shoe. A family guide to dealing with dementia and brain decline. 

This book provides vital information - exercises, essential nutrients, how to choose levels of homes, work with staff - all intertwined with a personal story offering insight, guidance and inspiration along this challenging journey.


  1. NAQ Nutrition. (2015). Nourishing Nibbles. For People with Dementia.

Developed for carers and cooks to help them gain inspiration for preparing nourishing finger food meals and snacks to support better health and wellbeing for people living with dementia.


  1. Middleton-Green, L. Chatterjee, J. Russell, S, Downs, M. (2017). End of Life Care for People with Dementia. A Person-Centred Approach.

People with dementia need increasingly specialised support as they approach the end of life, and so too do their families and the professionals working with them.  This book describes not only what can be done to ensure maximum quality of life for those in the final stages of the illness, but also how best to support those involved in caring for them.


  1. Lee, Hilary & Adams, Trevor. (2011). Creative approaches in Dementia Care.

A practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care.  Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of innovative techniques including art, music and dance therapies, to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of people with dementia.


  1. Juhasz, Agnes. (2014). The Dementia Whisperer. Scenes from the Frontline of Caring.

Agnes Juhasz, writing with great humanity and understanding, draws on many years of working with people with dementia to show how she has learned to communicate and work collaboratively with sufferers and find the essence of the person hiding behind the symptoms of the disease.


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