When Jamie Tyrone was 49 she took a test to discover her genetic predisposition of getting Alzheimer’s Disease.
A different kind of book review this week; Still Alice is a novel (and subsequently a film) that sees a successful scientist completely thrown off course by a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of just 50.
Dancing with Dementia is a powerful account of the australian academic Christine Bryden's personal journey living with dementia. Bryden is a well-known author and advocate, having been awarded the Australia Medal (OBE equivalent) for her efforts in bringing dementia...
The role of nutrition in helping prevent and delay dementia is receiving a lot of attention at the moment, and for good reason.
Book review: Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers By Jolene Brackey
The central premise of this book is an appealing one for anyone who is dealing with a loved one who has dementia. It is that although we cannot give long-lasting weeks or months of happiness to our loved ones, because their memories do not allow it, we can give...
In Telling Tales About Dementia, 30 carers from different backgrounds and in different circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia.
“Senility” writes the author David Shenk, “is not a reasonable part of ageing”. Being old doesn’t guarantee a dementia diagnosis, but its onset is tied to advanced age (44% of those 75-84; nearly 50% of those 85 and older).
Dancing with Elephants – Mindfulness Training for Those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Ageing Brain by Jarem Sawatsky
Jarem Sawatsky is an American Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies who is living with Huntington’s Disease which has affected many members of his family before him.
Described as the definitive guide to dementia care, The 36 Hour Day provides a helpful resource to anybody caring for someone with dementia in the home.