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A wonderful new book has been created by  Picture to Share. This dementia-friendly book is the first of this type that has been produced bilingually in both Welsh and English. 

Pictures to Share teamed up with us, The National Library of Wales, Alzheimers Society and the Welsh Poet Laureate to produce Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, a beautifully illustrated book to help carers communicate with people living with dementia.  Pictures to Share have produced many books on this theme but this is the first to focus upon the Welsh language, in order to help people living with dementia whose first language is Welsh.

This was an opportunity to highlight the importance of the work we do to help people living with dementia as well as highlight our collections and showcase our commercial Picture Library. The images used in the book, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, portray many things which people in Wales can relate to, prompting discussion.

Dementia is a subject which many of our staff are passionate about, with many of the staff undertaking training to become a Dementia Friend in order to help enhance the visitor experience of people living with dementia.

After communicating with the editor Michelle Forster, we supplied the images and license to use them in order to comply with copyrights laws.  We have to issue a license to anyone who wishes to use our images. Pictures to Share invited us to Cardiff Library for their book launch in November 2016 to see the completed book, which was attended by staff from our Image Licensing, Photography and Translation departments. We were all very impressed with the end product which is now available at our shop at National Museum Cardiff and our on-line shop.

If you would like to use our images within a publication, please contact us at Image Licensing.
You can also purchase images for your home from our on-line shop.

Thank you to Cardiff Council for permission to use images from the book launch.

Sally Donovan

Enterprises Administrative Officer


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
6 October 2017, 13:16

Shwmai Simon

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the book. We have a number of projects across Wales which look at ageing well, and improving our services to people with Dementia and their carers. I will put you in touch via email with our research lead on the topic, to see if anything can be arranged, specifically in Llanberis. Either way, it'd be great to see how our work can be helpful to students of Health and Social Care, who might want to use our museums in the future as part of their work.

Best wishes,

Digital Team

simon evans
6 October 2017, 11:42
Dear Sir / madam,
Very interested in this book, which could be used and highlighted by one of my colleagues who teach about dementia on the Health and Social Care (level 3 course - equivalent to 3 A levels)
We are planning to take our students to the slate museum in Llanberis and was wondering if there would be somebody there, who could talk about this book / project to the students.
I know this is a 'long shot' but I thought I would try.
Also my daughter is a ‘A’ level student at the moment and is helping in a home where she will work with dementia patients. So I will buy this for her and see how it works.
My college is in Dolgellau part of Coleg Meirion Dwyfor and the Llandrillo/Menai Grwp.

Many thanks

Simon Evans
Tutor in Health and Social Care, Outdoor Adventure and PGCE

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