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When Someone You Know has Dementia

Practical Advice for Families and Caregivers

by (author) June Andrews

foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2016
Category
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiving, Health Care Issues
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771642156
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $22.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771642163
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $17.95

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“Learning how to live well with dementia can be a daunting task. June Andrews understands this and offers sensible, trustworthy advice.” – Mary Schulz, Alzheimer Society of Canada

 

A practical guide to dealing with dementia by one of the world’s leading experts.

 

Around the world, almost 50 million people have dementia, and hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of loved ones. Unlike other books that look at this condition purely from the perspective of caretakers, When Someone You Know Has Dementia provides insight into what it feels like to have dementia, how you can deal with it, and what you can do to keep it at bay. Packed with practical tips for providing what people with dementia or Alzheimer’s want and need, this guide will help ensure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible.

About the authors

June Andrews is Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre in the School of Applied Science at the University of Stirling, England. She is the co-author of 10 Helpful Hints for Carers which has sold 30,000 copies.

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Dame Judi Dench is an award-winning is an English actress and author. Her role as Iris Murdoch in the film Iris (2001) won critical acclaim for her moving portrayal of the writer's journey into dementia. Dame Judi is a patron of the Alzheimer's Society and an ambassador for those who help people with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

Dame Judi Dench's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The value of this book is apparent from Chapter 1, and in particular the offering of scenarios and how difficult they are for both patient and family. You might know intellectually that your demented mother will one day forget who you are, but it’s quite another to actually experience this – so much more difficult than you imagined. You must be prepared for it, and this book helps you do exactly that." —Jay Ingram

"The value of this book is apparent from Chapter 1, and in particular the offering of scenarios and how difficult they are for both patient and family. You might know intellectually that your demented mother will one day forget who you are, but it’s quite another to actually experience this – so much more difficult than you imagined. You must be prepared for it, and this book helps you do exactly that." —Jay Ingram

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