1. Expert Q&A: Dementia Research, Tuesday 26th March, 3-4pm

    At Alzheimer's Society our research program focuses on improving care for people with dementia today and finding a cure for tomorrow.

    Hannah from our Research Team will be answering your questions on all our research efforts on Tuesday 26 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

Book group: Extreme Caring

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by HarrietD, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Apr 29, 2014
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    This month, Dementia Together magazine's book group is focusing on Extreme Caring: you have to go on by Stuart Donnan.

    You can find the book >here<

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    Here's a summary of what's inside:

    “On a Saturday in May 2000, Beryl collapsed while we were visiting our son and his family. I caught her as she fell; three of us present were doctors and we realised what was happening.”

    When his wife was struck down by a stroke, medical academic Stuart Donnan embarked on a journey of learning to understand and manage her needs and the complex side effects of the stroke. Ten years later, a further diagnosis revealed that Beryl was suffering from dementia including some aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.

    This heartfelt and honest account of Stuart’s journey in extreme caring for Beryl and her condition at home, and of coping with the demands of her conditions, is a compelling read. It seeks to understand the reasons that these medical conditions happen, and how the person is affected through diminishing mobility and memory.

    For anyone in a similar situation, this book offers comfort and support in your own struggles with caring.


    Please email any comments to magazine@alzheimers.org.uk

    We'd love to hear what you think, and your comments may be included in a future issue :)
     

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