Glasgow Libraries are working with Alzheimer Scotland for people experiencing / living with dementia conditions.
Dementia is a common condition. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.
These books may help you to gain more of an understanding of dementia conditions, help you to self-manage and hear the experiences of others.
Research shows that reading, whether for pleasure or to learn, has a significant impact on wellbeing.
How’s your brain health? Take a quick quiz with hosted and supported by Alzheimer Scotland and build your personal Brain Health Plan www.brainhealth.scot/glasgow
For more information on dementia conditions and to receive support visit the Alzheimer Scotland website.
To mark World Book Day 2023 Alzheimer Scotland shared a variety of book recommendations that are tailored towards dementia, with a focus on real life stories and academic guide books that provide both advice and guidance.
The recommendations below are from a variation of colleagues within Alzheimer Scotland, NDCAN members (National Dementia Carers Action Network) and carers. For more information visit the World Book Day page on Alzheimer Scotland's website.
You can call Alzheimer Scotland's 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline: 0808 808 3000.
All of our libraries are recognised as dementia friendly environments.
Books on Alzheimer's and Dementia
Books on Dementia
Dementia affects the brain, making it harder to remember things or think as clearly as before. It's an umbrella term for over 100 different types of illnesses and disease symptoms. Symptoms of dementia may include memory loss and difficulties with day to day tasks, language and problem-solving. Alzheimer Scotland provides information, support and dementia-friendly activities to help make sure nobody faces dementia alone.
If you need help with dementia phone our national helpline FREE on 08008083000 or contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service.
Its aim is to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.
What you'll find on NHS inform
NHS inform provides information about:
- illnesses, injuries and conditions
- tests and treatments
- healthy living topics - such as smoking, alcohol, food and nutrition and mental wellbeing
- health news and events
- national health campaigns
- services provided by GPs, pharmacies and dental surgeries in Scotland
- your rights when using these services
NHS inform also has a number of interactive tools:
- Self-help guides for common illnesses and injuries
- Scotland's Service Directory containing hundreds of support groups and thousands of NHS services in Scotland
- Info for Me tool that helps you to gather, save, publish and share your own health information