Can I tell you about Dementia?: A guide for family, friends and carers

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 15, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 48 pages
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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 discussions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Introducing Jack who has dementia
10
Losing my memory backwards
12
Life without memories
14
Losing abilities
16
Losing words
18
Using words
20
Feelings and mood
22
Restlessness sleeplessness and wandering
28
Talking to me
30
Share the caring
32
Interesting activities
34
Smile please
36
Dementiafriendly environments
38
Dementia facts and figures
41
Different types of dementia
43

Showing my feelings
24
Losing life skills
26
Recommended organisations and websites
46
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About the author (2013)

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 childhood friend of the author. She is an artist and illustrator, who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally. The book is dedicated to Jude's late father, and Jane's father, both dementia sufferers.

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