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Telling tales about dementia : carers share their stories

Author: Lucy Whitman
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
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In this book, thirty carers from different backgrounds and circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. This unique collection of personal accounts  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Whitman
ISBN: 9781843109419 1843109417
OCLC Number: 437718588
Description: pages cm
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Section 1: Living with Loss. 1. A Big Enough Supply of Love. Maria Jastrzebska. 2. We Don't Know What is Going Through Her Mind. Jennifer Davies. 3. The Departing Light. Jim Swift. 4. Walking on Thin Ice. Rachael Dixey. 5. The Most Difficult Decision of My Life. Debbie Jackson. 6. We Learn to Enter Her World. U Hla Htay. 7. Half a World Away. Anna Young. 8.Have You Seen My Pat? Pat Hill. 9. Feisty Love. Maria Smith. 10. Glimpses of Glory on a Long Dark Road. Helen Robinson. 11. Our Mum Had To Be The Man of The House. The Malik Family. 12. On The Contrary. Lucy Whitman. 13. Family Matters. Ian McQueen. 14. Back and Forth. Geraldine McCarthy. 15. A Very Important Moustache. Steve Jeffery. Section 2: Despatches from the Battlefield. 16. This Has Gone Beyond My Mother. Marylyn Duncan. 17. Rage, Rage. Jenny Thomas. 18. Forever in My Thoughts. Rosie Smith. 19. A Sister's Story. Peggy Fray. 20. Surely the World has Changed. Roger Newman. 21. Look Back in Anger. Shirley Nurock. 22. Cracks in the System. Pat Brown. 23. Strained to the Limit. Andra Houchen. 24. Break on Through to the Other Side. Louisa Houchen. 25. Rocking the Boat. Sheena Sanderson. 26. The Significant Other. Brian Baylis. 27. An Instruction Manual for Keeping Your Mind. Gail Chester. Section 3: Keeping In Touch, Letting Go. 28. When Words Fail. Barbara Pointon. 29. The End of The Story. Tim Dartington. 30. State of Grace. Rosemary Clarke. Glossary. Recommended Reading. Helpful Organisations. The Contributors. What is for dementia?
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Whitman ; foreword by Joanna Trollope.


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On reading a book like this one learns to brace oneself for raw accounts of the losses which go along with dementia, the hugely difficult and complex situations people have to deal with, and painful Read more...

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