Books for Friends and Family of those with Dementia

Alzheimers Society has an online book group where they review relevant books for you to read at home.

Website: Book: Somebody I Used to Know

Website: Book: The Memory Activity Book

Dementia Friendly Swimming

If you’re living with dementia, or care for someone who does, why not try one of the new Dementia Friendly swimming sessions at South Reading Leisure Centre?

Leaflet: Dementia Friendly Swimming

Dementia Care Advisory Service

This is an excellent local service providing advice, support and social activities all year long for people diagnosed with dementia, their carers, families and friends.

Leaflet: Living with memory problems

Telephone: 01189 495 101

Search Dog Heroes Scent Kit

Some people are at risk of going missing and could be more likely to come to harm whilst away from home. Capturing and storing their scent using a scent kit provides peace of mind, and means a search can be launched quickly should the worst happen and they go missing.


Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Website: Alzheimer’s Society: Reading office

There is also a free guides for people caring for and supporting those with dementia.

Website: Facing new challenges when caring: How our guide can help

Website: How to apply for a blue badge for a person with dementia

Dementia Friends

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. There are training opportunities available online or in a face-to-face Information Session for those wanting to learn more.


Reading Well schemes to improve health

This scheme uses reading to help people who suffer from conditions such as dementia. ‘Forget Me Not’ boxes contain items from social history to help trigger memories and spark discussions.

Website: Wokingham Gov: Reading Well schemes to improve health

Younger People with Dementia

Younger People with Dementia (Berkshire) charity was set up in 2012 to assist in filling this gap in provision for those with young onset dementia and their family and carers. Our aim is to provide meaningful respite that works with current provision over the working week.