We have an extensive range of books available to borrow. Just contact us with the subject you are interested in, or the questions you would like to read about, and we will suggest some options for you.

New arrivals

What the Hell Happened to my Brain? - Living Beyond Dementia by Kate Swaffer (2016)
Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia.  In this book, she vividly describes her experiences, challenges misconceptions and calls for change in ensuring a better quality of life for people with dementia.

Letting Go Without Giving Up - Continuing to Care for the Person with Dementia Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia (2005)
This booklet is aimed at those who have been caring for a family member, partner or friend who is now in the later stages of dementia and where a decision has been made to transfer the person to a residential care setting.

Connecting in the Land of Dementia - Creative Activities to Explore Together by Deborah Shouse (2016)
The author, and many others, share their ideas about projects that engage the creative spirit through music, art, movies, cooking, gardening, storytelling, movement and many more, so that people living with dementia and their care partners can continue to experience meaningful moments of connecting.

Books will need to be picked up from 3/49 Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch.

Use of the library is free for members, for non-members a $10 deposit is required. 

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