The latest Reading Well health initiative Books On Prescription Dementia was launched in January at Jubilee Library.
Books On Prescription Dementia is a national scheme which supports the estimated 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia and their families and carers.
The 25 titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia list have been recommended by health experts as well as people with lived experience. The list includes a range of books, available from libraries, offering information and advice about dementia and normal aging, support with living well after diagnosis, practical advice for carers, personal accounts, and suggestions for shared therapeutic activities.
Collections of the Books On Prescription Dementia titles are located in the following libraries: Jubilee, Hove, Hangleton, Moulsecoomb, Whitehawk and Woodingdean and can be ordered from other libraries free of charge.
Libraries are working with the Alzheimer’s Society to support the development of dementia-friendly communities and build understanding and awareness of the condition. A pop up De-Café (dementia café) took place in Jubilee Library to celebrate the launch of the Books On Prescription scheme and a monthly De-Café will be starting at Hangleton Library on the last Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm.
See http://alzheimers.org.uk/branchwebsite/brighton/ for more information about other De-Cafes in the city and services provided in Brighton & Hove.