We’ve been lucky to have a great intern in at the Sheldon offices this week. He read ‘Dementia Care: a guide’, and wrote the following for us:
Dementia. There can be few more frightening diagnoses to discover that a loved one has. There are so many questions: should I look after them myself? How do I make sure they stay safe? What about care homes? Dementia Care walks the reader through these difficult issues with both clarity and sympathy.
In this accessible handbook, Christina Macdonald draws on her own personal experience and presents clear guidance on what the practical details of looking after your loved one might entail.
Beginning at diagnosis, she leaves no stone unturned in covering both those bothersome issues which might seem menial – what paperwork do you need to fill in, and what legal issues do I need to sort? – and how to go about making the decisions which are genuinely life-changing.
With short, clearly laid out chapters, and interspersed with anecdotes from others from a variety of backgrounds, Macdonald asks the reader a series of questions to help them decide what the best steps are for them on an individual basis. The book also comes with the details of several useful organisations who may be of help during the caring-process.
Dementia Care provides a useful introduction to the practicalities of what can be an anxious process and will leave readers equipped to face any difficulties which might lie ahead.
Thanks, friendly intern! We are delighted that ‘Dementia Care: a guide’ is available to preorder on Amazon today, and will be available to purchase in local bookshops and other online retailers very soon.