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Books on Prescription

Reading well

Reading Well Books on Prescription provides helpful reading for people experiencing a variety of health conditions. The books are selected by health professionals and people who have lived experience of the conditions.

The dementia scheme launched in 2018 with a list of dementia related evidence based self-help books and the adult mental health followed in 2019.  Both of the lists have been fully translated into Welsh.

Reading Well for dementia provides recommended reading to improve people’s awareness and understanding of dementia, supporting carers of people with a diagnosis of dementia and those worried about their memory.

The booklist of 24 titles includes professionally-endorsed information and advice as well as support and guidance on how to live well with the condition.

Topics include dementia and normal ageing, support following diagnosis, support and practical advice for carers, personal accounts of people with dementia and their relatives and carers, and shared therapeutic activities.

A full collection is available in every Hub/Library in Cardiff and Library members are able to borrow the books free of charge for 6 weeks.  No late fines are attached to these loans.

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