Dementia Support

Reading Well for Dementia

    Our Reading Well collection for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.

    The books include personal stories and information and advice for relatives and carers. The collection was collated by health professionals, library staff and those with lived experience of dementia.
    All these books are available from Kirklees libraries – ask at your local library about specific titles.

    For a full list of titles, click here.

    Selected titles are also available to borrow as e-books and audiobooks. To see our collection, follow this link.

    Pictures to Share

      Pictures to Share

      Our Pictures to Share collection contains picture books, each picture enhanced by poetry or prose. The pictures are simple, clear and often (but not always) colourful. There are no confusing backgrounds and no content that is difficult to interpret.

      They are aimed at people living with mid to late-stage dementia.

      These books prompt conversations and help carers or relatives to spend meaningful time together. They can help calm agitation and relieve depression, boredom & isolation.

      They also encourage reminiscence and can be enjoyed when a person can no longer speak.

      They are slightly bigger than A4 and titles include

      • A Sporting Life
      • Family Life
      • Shopping
      • A World of Work
      • The seaside
      • Proverbs & Sayings
      • Pets in Pictures
      • In the Garden

      The books are available to borrow from our libraries and also via our Home Service Library.



      Here’s a short video of the Pictures to Share books being enjoyed:

      Dementia grab-bags

      We have a collection of ‘grab bags’ available, each containing 6 Pictures to Share titles. These can be borrowed as a resource pack by health care professionals or carers.

      If you want to borrow the grab bags or find out more, then please email 


      Dementia support for Kirklees residents

      Information, advice and support for people in Kirklees affected by dementia or memory loss can be found here.