Libraries can help dementia sufferers and their carers in several ways:
- Home Library Service - if you have difficulty getting to a library, we can deliver books to your door (this includes books on CD)
- Local Studies Library and Archive - based in the Dugdale Centre and offering a range of material, including books, photographs and newspapers - an ideal resource for reminiscence material
- Online Library Catalogue - browse, renew and reserve items online
- E-books and e-audiobooks - we offer a wide selection of e-books and e-audiobooks - e-books can be adjusted to reader tastes, for instance by enlarging fonts
- Help with getting online and completing forms online - libraries give free hour-long one-to-one supported sessions to help with computer skills. They can also provide support with completing online forms such as Blue Badge and Freedom Pass. Drop-in and ask at any library.
Books on dementia
We stock a large number of books on dementia for both sufferers and carers. Below are a few examples. See our online catalogue for more titles or ask at your nearest library.
- Dementia essentials: how to guide a loved one through Alzheimer's or dementia and provide the best care - Jan Hall, 2013
- Alzheimer's activities that stimulate the mind - Emilia C. Bazan-Salazar, 2005
- I'm still here: creating a better life for a loved one living with Alzheimer's - John Zeisel, 2011
- When someone you love has dementia - Susan Elliot-Wright, 2010
We have many e-books on dementia which can be accessed using Overdrive, our e-book and audiobook service. Ask a member of staff if you need help with using Overdrive.
- Coping with early onset dementia - Jill Eckersley, 2012
- Take Care, Son: The story of my dad and his dementia - Tony Husband, 2010
- My Bonnie : How dementia stole the love of my life - John Suchet, 2010
As part of the Books on Prescription initiative, the Reading Agency has put together a collection of books on dementia which you can find in the following libraries:
Here is a collection of websites for national and local help with issues related to dementia:
- Age UK
- Alzheimer’s Disease International (early symptoms)
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Dementia UK
- Enfield Carers Centre
- East Asian Welfare Association
- Enfield Dementia Action Alliance
For more help and advice about dementia, including if you're worried someone might have it, see living with a long term medical condition page.