Books on Prescription - Dementia
Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition. The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.
Collections are freely available for everyone to borrow from Solihull Central Library and Chelmsley Wood Libraries.
If the book is not available you can reserve it by using the online reservation form. Reservations for Books on Prescription are free. If you are not a member of the library get a library card now.
Your GP and another health professional may have also recommended one of the titles. See a list of Books on Prescription Dementia titles available for loan.
We hold regular Dementia friends sessions across most of our libraries. To find out more contact your local library.
Solihull's Arts and Library Service were awarded the Dementia Friendly Service of The Year, as part of the inaugural Solihull Together for Better Lives Awards.
"Staff at the Council's Arts and Libraries Service have been working to increase understanding of dementia in the community, promote the support available for people living with dementia and for their network of family and friends, and raising understanding of the condition amongst staff, library stakeholders and volunteers.
They have hosted a series of Dementia Friends training sessions and now hold regular events, supported by a local Dementia Champion, which give local residents, including friends and family of people living with dementia, the opportunity to find out more about the disease and share their experiences.
The judges praised the Arts and Libraries Service for their commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia in Solihull. They have gone beyond their core business to offer something extra which is clearly appreciated and valued by people who use the Arts and Library Service. The judges felt that they had really demonstrated the meaning of Dementia Friendly."