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Book Review: Dementia: The One-Stop Guide by June Andrews

Book Review: Dementia: The One-Stop Guide by June Andrews

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Published by Profile Books

A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for both you and those around you. Many people can find themselves unsure about what the future holds.

This book, written by June Andrews, a dementia expert and ex-NHS manager, is a comprehensive, reassuring and well-researched guide to this anxiety-provoking condition, that serves both people diagnosed with dementia and their family and friends.

Facts, figures and advice cover pretty much everything you might want to know – from what your diagnosis means, to keeping dementia at bay, making your home dementia-friendly, looking for a care home, what professionals and, in particular, the NHS can (and sometimes cannot) offer and some important legal issues.

All of this is interspersed with testimonials from those who have dementia, their family and friends, and professionals. This not only demonstrates the depth of research that has gone into making this book, but also adds a personal touch that other books might lack.

Dementia is a hot topic in the media right now, which, as Andrews notes, is great for reducing stigma, but this book is not simply riding that media wave – it is a down-to-earth, understanding and helpful read..

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