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