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  1. Dear Alzheimer's

    Dear Alzheimer's

    A Diary of Living with Dementia

    Keith Oliver. Foreword by Professor Linda Clare and Rachael Litherland

    Keith Oliver was diagnosed with young onset dementia in 2010, and has since become a leading activist for dementia care, and an international speaker. Telling his story through a diary format, this book gives an unparalleled insight into what day-to-day life with dementia is like, and how he continued to live a full life after diagnosis. Learn More
    Apr 2019, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 352pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 9781785925030
    Apr 2019, Ebook, $18.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-898-2
  2. Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

    Reducing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

    A Guide to Personal Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques

    Jackie Pool

    Practical and innovative, this book provides guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers. Comprehensive myth-busting information on nutrition, stress, communication, sleep and cognitive rehabilitation techniques will allow readers to build a personalised self-care plan to reduce dementia symptoms and improve quality of life. Learn More
    2018, 176pp
  3. Will I Still Be Me?

    Will I Still Be Me?

    Finding a Continuing Sense of Self in the Lived Experience of Dementia

    Christine Bryden

    Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995, but her experiences do not reflect the mainstream discourse of loss of self while living with dementia. In this book she explains why people with dementia have a meaningful and continuing sense of self and calls for a different understanding of dementia that results in greater inclusion. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.78in x 6.77in / 223mm x 172mm, 144pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 9781785925559
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, $18.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-950-7
  4. My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia

    My Book about Brains, Change and Dementia

    What is Dementia and What Does it Do?

    Lynda Moore, illustrated by George Haddon

    Explains the complex concepts of dementia, such as brain function, disease progression and death to pre-school aged children in a direct and age-appropriate way, as well as exploring children's feelings about these issues. This book caters for children aged 4+ who have a loved one at any stage of dementia. Learn More
    2018, 48pp
  5. A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

    A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

    Dr James Warner and Dr Nori Graham

    Including key information on different types of dementia, this concise pocket-sized book lets you know about the symptoms to look out for, guides you through the diagnosis process and explains the treatments available. Like having a GP in your pocket, it also offers expert advice for living day-to-day with dementia, and where to go to get support. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.03in x 6.89in / 204mm x 175mm, 160pp, $16.95
    ISBN: 9781785924583
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, $16.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-835-7
  6. Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

    Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

    A Person-Centred Guide for People with Dementia, Their Partners, Caregivers and Professionals

    Danuta Lipinska. Foreword by Caroline Baker. Afterword by Sally Knocker.

    Tackling the 'last taboo' in dementia care, this book demonstrates how professionals can support the sexuality of people with dementia. It includes advice on safeguarding and accessible explanations of how cognitive changes affect sexual behaviour and expression. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.51in / 215mm x 140mm, 168pp, $28.95
    ISBN: 9781785921575
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 168pp, $28.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-425-0
  7. Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

    Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

    A Guide for Families

    Karen Watchman

    The questions and concerns that arise when a relative with an intellectual disability is diagnosed with dementia can be overwhelming. This understanding guide acknowledges and answers questions on the progression of dementia, medication, short-term and long-term care plans, and presents need-to-know information in an accessible way. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.43in x 5.51in / 214mm x 140mm, 120pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-677-9
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 120pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-184-6
  8. Dementia Activist

    Dementia Activist

    Fighting for Our Rights

    Helga Rohra

    Helga Rohra turns dementia stereotypes on their heads with this candid memoir. Speaking about her diagnosis, day-to-day life and experience of advocacy, she proves that a dementia diagnosis doesn't mean you have to give up on life. With helpful advice and practical tips, this book is a testament to living well with dementia. Learn More
    2016, 152pp
  9. The Dementia Diaries

    The Dementia Diaries

    A Novel in Cartoons

    Matthew Snyman and Social Innovation Lab Kent. Foreword by Angela Rippon OBE

    Brie, Fred, Sarah, and Sam tell you what it's really like to care for a relative who has dementia. Funny, moving and honest, their illustrated diary entries will completely alter your understanding of dementia. The book also contains practical tips and activities for young people who have a relative with the illness. Learn More
    2016, 128pp
  10. What the hell happened to my brain?

    What the hell happened to my brain?

    Living Beyond Dementia

    Kate Swaffer

    Drawing on her own experiences, Kate Swaffer explores the daily challenges faced by those diagnosed with young onset dementia. Challenging the notion of 'prescribed disengagement', Kate offers a fresh perspective on how to live beyond dementia, and how family, friends and dementia care professionals can support people post diagnosis. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 4.65in / 216mm x 118mm, 392pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-608-3
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 340pp, $24.95
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-073-3

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