February 2, 2015
Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-specialists by Prof Ian Stuart Hamilton has been selected by for the Reading Books on Prescription scheme to help people with dementia.
In his book, Prof Stuart-Hamilton, a senior lecturer in Psychology at University of South Wales, explains the key issues in ageing clearly and concisely.
Beginning with explanations of ageing, life expectancy and demographics, it goes on to discuss the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people’s lives.
From changes in intelligence and personality to mental health and sexuality, Prof Stuart-Hamilton explains the psychology involved and focuses on the points that offer the most practical help to those working with the older populous.
Reading Well Books on Prescription, run in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians, with funding from Arts Council England, helps people with common mental health conditions feel better through self-help reading.
The 25 titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia list have been recommended by health experts as well as people with lived experience.
The list includes a range of books offering information and advice about dementia and normal aging, support with living well after diagnosis, practical advice for carers, personal accounts, and suggestions for shared therapeutic activities.