Dementia help books provided on prescription

Coun Eddie Collett
Coun Eddie Collett
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A ‘books on prescription’ service to help people living with dementia has launched in Blackpool libraries.

As the number of people living with dementia rises, libraries throughout the country have been reacting to the increased need for information.

Now Blackpool’s eight libraries will provide a collection of books offering guidance, support and advice for people with dementia and their carers to access.

The books on prescription collection can be recommended to people by GPs and health professionals.

Coun Eddie Collett, abinet member with responsibility for public health at Blackpool Council, said: “Through our new service, we hope to be able to help residents who have been diagnosed and are in the early stages of dementia.

“Being diagnosed can be a challenging time for the individual, their family and friends.

“The books on prescription scheme creates a great source of reliable up-to-date information, along with tips for practical and emotional support for all involved, and are essential reading for all those on the dementia journey.”