The three books below are my choice of essential dementia reading for anyone looking to understand the condition.
Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition.
Contented Dementia - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness.
Kindle: from £9.99
The novel is both a gripping detective yarn and a haunting depiction of mental illness, but also more poignant and blackly comic than you might expect from that description... perhaps Healey's greatest achievement is the flawless voice she creates for Maud. (The Observer)
A compelling mystery that capture the experience of Maud, a highly memorable elderly woman losing her memory (Sunday Express)
Riveting psychological thriller (Stylist's Best Books of 2014)
Kindle: from £7.99
When she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of fifty-eight, Wendy Mitchell was confronted with the most profound questions about life and identity. All at once, she had to say goodbye to the woman she used to be. Her demanding career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook and run - the various shades of her independence - were suddenly gone.
Kindle: from £9.49
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