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What I wish people knew about dementia /

by Mitchell, Wendy,
Additional authors: Wharton, Anna, / author.
Published by : Bloomsbury Publishing, (London :) , 2022 Physical details: ix, 224 pages ; 22 cm. ISBN:1526634481; 9781526634481 (hbk.); 9781526646880 (trade pbk.). List(s) this item appears in: September 2022 Non-Fiction
Item type Home library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Non-Fiction 616.831 MIT Issued 06/12/2022 064226
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Includes bibliographical references.

Senses -- Relationships -- Communication -- Environment -- Emotions -- Attitude.

"What can a diseased brain tell us about being human, living our own lives better and helping those with dementia get the best from theirs? When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia at the age of fifty-eight, her brain was overwhelmed with images of the last stages of the disease - those familiar tropes, shortcuts and clichés that we are fed by the media, or even our own health professionals. But her diagnosis far from represented the end of her life. Instead, it was the start of a very different one. Wise, practical and life affirming, What I Wish People Knew About Dementia combines anecdotes, research and Wendy Mitchell's own brilliant wit and wisdom to tell readers exactly what she wishes they knew about dementia"--Publisher's description.

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