Swaffer, Kate.

What the Hell Happened to My Brain? : Living Beyond Dementia. - 1 online resource (394 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

What the Hell Happened to my Brain? by Kate Swaffer -- Disclaimer -- Foreword by Dr Richard Taylor -- Foreword by Glenn Rees, AM -- Foreword by Dr Shibley Rahman -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Author's Note -- Introduction -- 1. Why Me, Why This, Why Now? -- 2. The Early Days -- 3. So, What the Hell Did Happen to My Brain? -- 4. Illness, Sadness and Positivity -- 5. The Dementia Train and Not Sweating the Small Stuff -- 6. Thank you, Richard Taylor -- 7. Reactions to Dementia: Yours, Mine, Others -- 8. The Burden of Disbelief -- 9. Being Diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia -- 10. Children of People with Younger Onset Dementia -- 11. Early vs Delayed Diagnosis -- 12. Dementia, Grief and Loss: It's Very Complicated -- 13. The Emotional Toll of Letting Go -- 14. Myths of Dementia -- 15. Loneliness and Dementia -- 16. Prescribed Disengagement® -- 17. Dementia as a DisAbility -- 18. Stigma and Dementia -- 19. The Language of Dementia -- 20. Dementia and Word Finding -- 21. Employment and Dementia -- 22. Driving and Dementia -- 23. Family Care Partners or BUBs (Back-Up Brains) -- 24. Care Partners Speaking Out Publicly About People with Dementia -- 25. Guilt -- 26. Who's Got the 'Challenging Behaviours'? -- 27. Dementia and Common Sense -- 28. Interventions for Dementia -- 29. Blogging and Writing as Interventions for Dementia -- 30. Advocacy as an Intervention for Dementia -- 31. Volunteering as an Intervention for Dementia -- 32. Dementia-friendly/Accessible Communities -- 33. Human Rights in Dementia and Aged Care -- 34. There is Big Money in Dementia -- 35. Nothing About Us, Without Us… -- 36. Love, Gifts, Dementia and Dying -- 37. A Final Word on Resilience and Memory -- 38. Proof People with Dementia Can Live Beyond a Diagnosis of Dementia -- Appendix 1 - Dementia: A Brief Summary -- Appendix 2 - Resources -- References -- Blank Page.

Drawing on her own experiences, Kate Swaffer explores the daily challenges faced by those diagnosed with young onset dementia. Challenging the notion of 'prescribed disengagement', Kate offers a fresh perspective on how to live well with dementia, and how family, friends and dementia care professionals can support people post diagnosis.

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Dementia--Patients--Biography.


Electronic books.

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616.83