'After the Rehearsal' by Jill Grey.
ISBN-13: 978-0755216574 £6.99. ebook also available.
Review:As someone who works with people with dementia and their carers, I found 'After the Rehearsal' a deeply affecting account of the challenges of this cruel disease. The book is written with an approachable and engaging touch which gives the reader a strong sense of the love and affection within this family as they face up to the changes in their lives. Jill's clear message is that while dementia changes so much in relationships people can still find ways to enjoy life with the support of friends, family and services. Jill's story should encourage people to come forward for diagnosis and then find their way to services that can be a genuine support to them and, more particularly, their carers.
'The Simplicity of Dementia: A Guide for Family and Carers' by Huub Buijssen
ISBN-13: 978-1843103219 £13.99. ebook also available.
This book offers an accessible and sympathetic introduction for relatives, carers and professionals looking after or training to work with people with dementia.
'Elizabeth is Missing' by Emma Healey
ISBN-13: 978-0241968185 £7.99. ebook also available.
Despite Maud's growing anxiety about Elizabeth's welfare, no one takes her concerns seriously not her frustrated daughter, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not Elizabeth's mercurial son because Maud suffers from dementia. But even as her memory disintegrates and she becomes increasingly dependent on the trail of handwritten notes she leaves for herself in her pockets and around her house, Maud cannot forget her best friend. Armed with only an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth needs her help, Maud resolves to discover the truth no matter what it takes.
'Care to Communicate: Helping the Older Person with Dementia' Jennie Powell, Eve Morris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1874790485. £16.95
Shows ways of improving communication between the carer and the person they care for. Really useful book for carers of people with dementia or therapists wanting to give carers advice and ideas.