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Can I Tell You About Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. He also gives advice on how to help someone with dementia stay as mentally and physically active as possible, keep safe and continue to feel cared for and valued.

With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be an ideal introduction to dementia for anyone from child to adult. It will also guide family, friends and carers in understanding and explaining the condition and could serve as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Contents:

  • 1. Introducing Jack, who has dementia.
  • 2. Losing my memory.
  • 3. How memory loss affects my behaviour (the theory).
  • 4. Things I might do.
  • 5. How memory loss affects my ability to communicate (the theory).
  • 6. Things I might say.
  • 7. How memory loss affects my feelings and mood (the theory).
  • 8. How I might display mood changes.
  • 9. How memory loss affects my life skills.
  • 10. How my behaviour might become difficult to cope with.
  • 11. HOW TO HELP: From supervision to full-time caring.
  • 12. HOW TO HELP: Communicating.
  • 13. HOW TO HELP: Smile please!
  • 14. HOW TO HELP: Practical ideas.
  • 15. HOW TO HELP: Looking after yourself.
  • 16. Different Types of Dementia.
  • 17. Recommended reading, websites and organisations

Jude Welton is a freelance writer, writing mainly on the arts and originally trained as a child psychologist specialising in autism.

Jane Telford is a long-time friend of the author. She is an artist and illustrator, who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally. Both Jude and Jane have fathers with dementia.

Can I Tell You About Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

Author: Jude Welton

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