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What the Hell Happened to My Brain? : Living Beyond Dementia.

By: Swaffer, Kate.
Contributor(s): Rahman, Shibley | Rees, Glenn | Taylor, Richard | Rees, Glenn.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (394 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781784500733.Subject(s): Dementia--Patients--BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: What the Hell Happened to My Brain? : Living Beyond DementiaDDC classification: 616.83 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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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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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Kate Swaffer commenced her professional career as a nurse specialising in dementia and aged care. Following her diagnosis of younger onset dementia, she completed a BA in Writing and Creative Communications, a Bachelor of Psychology and a MSc in Dementia Care at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She now works as an advocate and activist for dementia and aged care, has published many articles and a book of poetry and has presented nationally and internationally on dementia. In 2015, she was named Dementia Leader of the Year in the University of Stirling International Dementia Awards and Emerging Leader in Disability Awareness in the National Disability Awards, was winner of the Bethanie Education Medallion, and was a state finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards for 2016. She is Co-founder and Co-chair of Dementia Alliance International, a board member of Alzheimer's Disease International and is to become a member of the World Dementia Council in February 2016. She blogs at www.kateswaffer.com, tweets as @kateswaffer and can also be found on Facebook.

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