Suggested reading

There are many books about dementia. These are some we have personally found to be informative. Some are available as Kindle versions and may also be available to borrow from your local library.


The little girl in the radiator Martin Slevin

littlegirl“This is not just another isn’t dementia awful moan. It is a very honest and clear account of five years of a son looking after his mother – at home, in care homes and hospitals…. Slevin is a great raconteur, and the book is a page-turner. Many of the pages made me laugh out loud… A marvellous read.” – Dementia Positive

Dancing with dementia Christine Bryden

Dancing with D“Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author’s experiences of living with dementia.” – Amazon review

And still the music plays: Stories of People with Dementia Graham Stokes

And Still“In my opinion, the best book ever written about dementia. I have worked in health and social care for 25 years and have had more dementia training than you can shake a stick at. I learned more from reading this book than I did at any training session. It really makes you think about the person you are caring for and enables you to create different ways of delivering person centred care.” – Amazon reviewer

Dementia: The one-stop guide June Andrews

Dementia One stop Shop

“Exactly what is needed. Sensible advice from someone who really knows what she is talking about – I wish I’d had this book when my father was stricken with dementia.” – John Humphrys. “So clear and practical … this book will help families and friends of people with dementia all over the world, and be a support to those professionals who work to improve their difficult journey.” – Dame Judi Dench