What the hell happened to my brain? : Living Beyond Dementia
by Kate Swaffer , Shibley Rahman , Steven R. Sabat , Glenn Rees , Richard Taylor
Editor: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
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Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of young onset dementia.In this book, she offers too little first-hand information about this experience, which rings a clarion call for change in how we ensure a better quality of life for people with dementia.Kate vividly describes her experience of living with dementia, studying the effects of memory difficulties, loss of independence, leaving long-term employment, the impact on her teenage sons, and the enormous impact of the diagnosis of dementia on her sense of selfNever shirking difficult questions, it addresses head-on stigma, gaps in care and support, and the role of the media in myths about dementia, suggesting ways we can include and empower people with the diagnosisShe also reflects on how her writing and demented advocacy work took her on a process of self-discovery and enabled her to develop a new and meaningful personal identity.Kate powerful words will challenge misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease, and open our eyes to new ways to help people with the diagnosisA book to read for people with dementia and their families as well as professionals and family caregivers
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