What the hell happened to my brain?: Living Beyond Dementia by Kate Swaffer,Shibley Rahman,Glenn Rees,Richard Taylor

By Kate Swaffer,Shibley Rahman,Glenn Rees,Richard Taylor

Kate Swaffer used to be simply forty nine years previous whilst she was once clinically determined with a kind of more youthful onset dementia. during this ebook, she deals an all-too-rare first-hand perception into that have, sounding a clarion demand swap in how we be certain a greater caliber of existence for individuals with dementia.

Kate describes vividly her reports of dwelling with dementia, exploring the results of reminiscence problems, lack of independence, leaving long term employment, the effect on her teenage sons, and the large impression of the dementia prognosis on her experience of self. by no means shying clear of tricky concerns, she tackles head-on stigma, inadequacies in care and aid, and the media's function in perpetuating myths approximately dementia, suggesting ways that we will be able to comprise and empower individuals with the analysis. She additionally displays at the ways that her writing and dementia advocacy paintings have taken her on a means of self-discovery and enabled her to advance a brand new and significant own identification.

Kate's robust phrases will problem misconceptions approximately dementia, and open our eyes to new methods of helping individuals with the analysis. A needs to learn for individuals with dementia and their households in addition to for execs and carers.

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