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Anyone recommend a 'tell it like it is' book please?

S Paterson

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Just that really. It would be good to know what to expect and to feel less alone in dealing with it.
 

Helen7

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I have just read an interesting book by Lee Courtney called 'Bob and his Amaz-on Alzheimer's Adventure". The author has included poetry which adds an extra layer. A very good read.
 

Jaded'n'faded

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If you want 'tell it like it is', I honestly think you can't do better than read posts on this forum.

Here you can learn about all aspects of dementia and what it is like to care for someone with the disease. I don't think there is any problem or issue you could come across that a member here hasn't experienced before you.

Additionally, this is a great place to get support from people who really understand.
 

kindred

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If you want 'tell it like it is', I honestly think you can't do better than read posts on this forum.

Here you can learn about all aspects of dementia and what it is like to care for someone with the disease. I don't think there is any problem or issue you could come across that a member here hasn't experienced before you.

Additionally, this is a great place to get support from people who really understand.
I so agree with you. I can only think of one issue I had that I have never read about here so will put it out as a challenge! my husband used to walk around pulling his duvet behind him like a kind of safety blanket.
I have never seen that mentioned on here. Warmest, Kindred.
 

Up the Creek

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The one book that I have seen recommended and that I have read is The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring by Hugh Marriott. The author became a carer to his wife and the book ‘brings into the open everything he wishes he had be told when he first became a carer’
 

jugglingmum

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my husband used to walk around pulling his duvet behind him like a kind of safety blanket.
My children have had a 'blankie' of some sort since babies that they carry round the house when upset Until about 10 they retained a cot sheet on their bed for this purpose - now replaced by fleecy blankets - they are 15 and 19 - so links to childhood ???
 

Lesleeeeeeee

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I so agree with you. I can only think of one issue I had that I have never read about here so will put it out as a challenge! my husband used to walk around pulling his duvet behind him like a kind of safety blanket.
I have never seen that mentioned on here. Warmest, Kindred.
My Dad went through a similar thing for a while in care, dragged his bedding with him but he said it was equipment he needed for a job.
 

Lesleeeeeeee

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If you want 'tell it like it is', I honestly think you can't do better than read posts on this forum.

Here you can learn about all aspects of dementia and what it is like to care for someone with the disease. I don't think there is any problem or issue you could come across that a member here hasn't experienced before you.

Additionally, this is a great place to get support from people who really understand.
True, tons of info here but my problem when I was looking for help with that was navigating through all the different threads to find it. Like the poster, I really wanted, hmm, what, maybe an over-arching book that covered it in one place from the outset rather than having to go search out similar experiences (events that were causing upset!) after they had happened. You don’t know what you might need to know and posting a query “what might happen” is such an open-ended question.
 
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kindred

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My children have had a 'blankie' of some sort since babies that they carry round the house when upset Until about 10 they retained a cot sheet on their bed for this purpose - now replaced by fleecy blankets - they are 15 and 19 - so links to childhood ???
Thank you, I do agree. That is so poignant. Kindredx
 

kindred

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True, tons of info here but my problem when I was looking for help with that was navigating through all the different threads to find it. Like the poster, I really wanted, hmm, what, maybe an over-arching book that covers it in one place rather than having to go search out similar experiences. And knowing the info was probably around somewhere, I really didn’t want to post up another query that had already been answered.
But we dont mind!
Kindred
 

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