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Keeping Active: Dementia

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Hardback:RHS half-hour allotment, timely tips for the most productive plot ever:2015
Author: Leendertz, Lia
Author: Royal Horticultural Society
Year 2015
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Paperback:Reasons to stay alive:2015
Author: Haig, Matt
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
Resource type: Physical
Hardback:Two more pints:2014
Author: Doyle, Roddy
Year 2014
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Hardback:Half a World Away:2019
Author: Gayle, Mike
Year 2019
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Keeping Active: Live Well with Dementia Keeping Active: Live Well with Dementia

The Keeping Active Live well with Dementia collection is a project that has been developed by Telford & Wrekin Libraries working with SPIC (Shropshire Partners in Care).

This collection includes jigsaws, books, puzzles, DVD’s, table top games, floor & inflatable games and activities for sensory & motor skills development.

Items can be borrowed free of charge by an individual, a family member or care provider.

For more information about this collection please email:

Reading Well Books on Prescription Dementia

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia recommends books that you may find helpful if you live with Dementia, are caring for someone with Dementia or want to find out more about the condition. The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.

Pictures to Share Books

These books have been developed to for people living with Dementia to enjoy reading. They can be used as a group activity or for quiet time.


Large size Scrapbooks full of pictures & memorabilia from different decades. Great for reminiscing about household brands and sharing memories.

Jigsaw Puzzles

These jigsaw puzzles have been specially designed and tested to help users in early-mid stages to complete the puzzles unassisted. They range from 13 pieces, 24 pieces and 35 pieces all with colourful and well thought out pictures.

Puzzles with a Difference

This includes Mosaic puzzles, Vintage Cars and building games.

Table Top Games

A variety of games that can be played as a group activity, including Scrabble (Large Print), a variety of Bingo games, Playing Cards and many more.

Floor Games

Large size games that can be played on the floor or on tables, includes Snakes & Ladders, Connect 4 and more.

Inflatable Games

Fun and very large size inflatable floor games, all come supplied with a pump.

Sensory & Motor Skills

Games to aid sensory and motor skills.

Reminiscence DVD’s

Each Memory Bank pack contains a DVD with six short films as well as an accompanying book with user guide, film notes, discussion ideas, activities and photos. The Pictures to Share DVD's contain photographs set to peaceful music.


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