Library Inventory

The following books and resources are held by Rutland Reminders and can be borrowed by guests or carers, please contact us for further information.


  1. Living well with dementia: a National Dementia Strategy. Department of Health February 2009.
  2. Contented Dementia, Oliver James
  3. Music Therapy in Dementia Care, Ed. David Aldridge
  4. Connecting through Music, Robin Rio
  5. And still the Music Plays, Graham Stokes
  6. MusicophiliaMusicophilia, Oliver Sacks, Picador 2007
  7. Carers and their Rights: the Law Relating to Carers. 4th Edition 2011. Luke Clements
  8. Iris, John Bayley
  9. The Nation’s Favourite Comic Poems, Griff Rhys Jones
  10. Keeper, Andrea Gillis
  11. Being: an approach to life and dementia, David M. Sheard
  12. Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, H. Cayton, N. Graham, and J. Warner
  13. The 36-hour day – a family guide to caring at home for people with dementia
  14. My Bonnie, How dementia stole the love of my life, John Suchet
  15. Aging with Grace, David Snowdon
  16. Childhood Memories – Growing up with Good Housekeeping 1922-1942
  17. Remember When – A Nostalgic Trip through the Consumer Era. Robert Opie.
  18. This England’s Book of British Dance Bands from the 20’s to the 50’s.
  19. Fly a Round the World
  20. How Many Camels are there in Holland? Dementia, ma and me. Phyllida Law.
  21. First Steps to Living with Dementia. Dr Simon Atkins
  22. The dementia guide. Living well after diagnosis. NHS.
  23. Caring for someone with dementia. BUPA.
  24. Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste

Booklets and Magazines

  1. Living well with dementia: a National Dementia Strategy: Accessible Summary. Dept. of Health. 2009.
  2. An Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease
  3. An Introduction to Vascular Dementia
  4. An Introduction to Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  5. Worried someone close to you is losing their memory? Dept of Health 2011
  6. 2 No. Specal brochures
  7. Living with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society Magazine) Back copies from April 2010 –
  8. Caring: Carers UK June 2010
  9. A Person-Centred Approach to Dementia: Training Day Papers
  10. SPECAL: Making a Present of the Past
  11. SPECAL: The Photo Album
  12. Singing for the Brain Lyric Book
  13. ditto: Kettering branch
  14. Prime Life: Risk Assessment for Rutland Care Village
  15. Best of British Past and Present: May-Sept 2013

Articles and Papers

  1. Mental Capacity Act 2005
  2. Singing has Transformed Mum’s Life
  3. Understanding Memory
  4. Book Reviews: Contented Dementia
  5. SPECAL: Alzheimer’s Society View
  6. The Art of Healing – Ruth Wishart. ‘Music and Painting as Respite for sick and troubled souls’. The Guardian 12 April, 2014.

Song Books

  1. 50 No. new Songbooks with 100 Therapeutic songs. January 2012.
  2. 40 No. Christmas Carol Song Books. December 2010
  3. 40 No. Song Books: Lyrics for 40+ Therapeutic Songs. August 2010.


  1. The Very Best of Vera Lynn, 3.xi.2010
  2. Rutland Reminders Christmas Carols, 7.xii.2010
  3. BBC Radio 4 Play: ‘Notes to Self’
  4. BBC Radio 4: ‘Ancient Mysteries’. Five soliloquies by people with dementia.

Memory Box
Our ‘Memory Box’ for Guests with dementia is working well at sessions. The first donated item was a collection of pre-decimal coinage and other items include two old Driving Licences, one from 1939-1969, a Ration Book, and a collection of cigarette cards.  If anyone has any useful mementoes – childhood books or household items from the 1950s-1970s; sweets, wrappers, or containers; Festival of Britain or Coronation mementoes, etc. – we would be very grateful, please contact us if you can contribute.

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