from the article in Journal of Dementia Care - Vol 25 No 2 March/April 2017
Unlike the many other books that look at this condition purely from the perspective of caregivers, this guide, by one of the world's leading experts, provides insight into what it feels like to have dementia while giving attention to the needs of caregivers and families.
... is the essential handbook for the family caregiver offering practical insights to understanding, managing and preventing the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
This short, funny and sad book is a series of snapshots rather than a handbook as such.
The author's methods of managing his wife's difficult behaviour are excellent examples of lateral quick thinking. Dealing with an imagined visit from a duchess at 2 am, or the urgent need to plant a tree in the middle of the dining room floor, requires a good imagination and fast footwork - it contains some useful ideas for dealing with some of the more difficult behaviours associated with the dementia.