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The Resource What the hell happened to my brain? : living beyond dementia, Kate Swaffer ; forewords by Richard Taylor, Glenn Rees, and Shibley Rahman

What the hell happened to my brain? : living beyond dementia, Kate Swaffer ; forewords by Richard Taylor, Glenn Rees, and Shibley Rahman

Label
What the hell happened to my brain? : living beyond dementia
Title
What the hell happened to my brain?
Title remainder
living beyond dementia
Statement of responsibility
Kate Swaffer ; forewords by Richard Taylor, Glenn Rees, and Shibley Rahman
Title variation
Living beyond dementia
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of younger onset dementia. In this book, she offers an all-too-rare first-hand insight into that experience, sounding a clarion call for change in how we ensure a better quality of life for people with dementia. Kate describes vividly her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory difficulties, loss of independence, leaving long-term employment, the impact on her teenage sons, and the enormous impact of the dementia diagnosis on her sense of self. Never shying away from difficult issues, she tackles head-on stigma, inadequacies in care and support, and the media's role in perpetuating myths about dementia, suggesting ways in which we can include and empower people with the diagnosis. She also reflects on the ways in which her writing and dementia advocacy work have taken her on a process of self-discovery and enabled her to develop a new and meaningful personal identity. Kate's powerful words will challenge misconceptions about dementia, and open our eyes to new ways of supporting people with the diagnosis. A must read for people with dementia and their families as well as for professionals and carers
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swaffer, Kate
Dewey number
  • 616.8/30092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Taylor, Richard
  • Rees, Glenn
  • Rahman, Shibley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swaffer, Kate
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia
Label
What the hell happened to my brain? : living beyond dementia, Kate Swaffer ; forewords by Richard Taylor, Glenn Rees, and Shibley Rahman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056122347
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781849056083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60002073399
Label
What the hell happened to my brain? : living beyond dementia, Kate Swaffer ; forewords by Richard Taylor, Glenn Rees, and Shibley Rahman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-391)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056122347
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781849056083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
60002073399

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