Dementia: What You Need to Know

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Dementia: What You Need to Know

Practical advice for families, professionals, and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease around the world

June Andrews

The international edition of a practical guide to dealing with dementia for anyone affected, by a world-leading expert

Paperback(Preorder only)
9781781256701 (Published 27 Oct 2016)
£9.99

About the book

Across the world, 44 million people live with dementia. Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or friends. And as much of the world struggles with an aging population, dementia is set to become ever more of a challenge for societies and individuals. But most people who are diagnosed, or who are dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, feel as though they are alone. This book fills the gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. With clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive, this guide will help those with dementia and their families to make sure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible.Includes a foreword by Dame Judi Dench

About the author

June Andrews is the Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. She is a former nurse, NHS manager and senior civil servant. She has worked to revolutionise dementia care in many countries, including Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Hong Kong; she has been an advisor to the Canadian Knowledge Translation Network, and judged an award for the European Foundations in Dementia.

Reviews

So clear and practical ... this book will help families and friends of people with dementia all over the world, and be a support to those professionals who work to improve their difficult journey.

- From the foreword by Dame Judi Dench

Exactly what is needed. Sensible advice from someone who really knows what she is talking about - I wish I'd had this book when my father was stricken with dementia.

- John Humphrys

Professor Andrews brings together science, practice and lived experience of dementia into an invaluable resource ... In a very accessible, down-to-earth and human style

- Psychologist

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Health & Wellbeing

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