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Books on Prescription

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.

If you click on a book cover, you will be taken to the item within the Cardiff Libraries online catalogue where you can see if the book is available and place a reservation.

Information and advice

About Dementia: For People with Learning Disabilities

About Dementia: For People with Learning Disabilities

Karen Dodd, Vicky Turk, Michelle Christmas

Coping with Memory Problems

Coping with Memory Problems

Sallie Baxendale




Jessica Shepherd

Living well with dementia

Support for relatives and carers

Personal stories

Telling Tales About Dementia: Experiences of Caring

Telling Tales About Dementia: Experiences of Caring

Lucy Whitman, Joanna Trollope, Brian Baylis, Rosemary Clarke, Pat Brown, Marilyn Duncan, Gail Chester, Peggy Fray, U Hla Htay Htay, Tim Dartington

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