Our national library service provides access to a comprehensive collection of print and digital resources about dementia. The service supports people living with dementia, family carers and friends as well as people working in dementia care practice and allied health areas.
The extensive collection includes books, articles, audio resources, ebooks and DVDs. Resources include information on dementia care, as well as items written by carers and people living with dementia, dementia in fiction, resources for children, clinical information, and practical information for caregiving and living well with dementia.
Below we profile three great resources from the collection.
Creative care / Ann Basting
In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all —family, friends, and health professionals — in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia.
Find out more at https://dementia-e-library.overdrive.com/media/5033443?cid=90014
The Pocket Guide to Mouth and Dental Hygiene in Dementia Care / Daniel Nightingale
This pocket guide sets out tailored advice for supporting the oral and dental needs of people living with dementia. It offers straightforward models on providing effective preventative mouth care, spotting symptoms and what to do when problems occur. This concise handbook will help dentists, care home staff, nurses and other health professionals working day to day with people with dementia.
Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): A Guide to Managing Memory Loss, Effective Brain Training and Reducing the Risk of Dementia / Mary Jordan
The self-help measures in this book include memory aids, health and lifestyle changes, activities, therapies and technological aids. All of them are known to improve cognition and can be incorporated into daily life. Every measure is firmly based in current research, and this book is also applicable to those with early-stage dementia wishing to delay the onset of more severe cognitive impairment.
Although our physical libraries may be closed at the moment, our online collection is available 24/7. Browse our full collection here: https://www.dementia.org.au/library