Group reads its way to better health
PEOPLE suffering from dementia are taking part in a national reading scheme to improve their health.
The Reading Well’s Books on Prescription scheme gives patients and their carers access to a host of self-help books.
A reading list of 25 recommended titles is now available in Oldham’s libraries.
Coun Jenny Harrison, cabinet member for social care and public health, said: “Our libraries already host many sessions to help the health and wellbeing of residents throughout the year and they are well-placed to offer support, information and welcoming space.
“We found an area of concern from people with dementia and their carers was the lack of information they receive.
“Along with the local Clinical Commissioning Group, we have invested in new library books about dementia. The Books on Prescription list gives people a wide range of books to choose from to help them understand more about the condition and how to live well with dementia.”
●● Members of the Springboard dementia support group with some books