A state of relatedness is vital for our social and emotional health, coping, and existential well-being. The changes in communication brought on by neurocognitive disorders pose a palpable threat to these critical elements of our lives. In her accessible and empowering book, Dr. Wray offers hopeful insights and practical strategies to help accommodate. Her perspective is honest, human, and, most remarkably, inclusive of the person living with neurocognitive disorder as a member of its audience. Having managed these issues clinically for 15 years, I can say, without a doubt, that this text is a very welcome addition to the field.
This is a fascinating book. I wish it had been available when my mum and dad were living with dementia. It asks all the questions I was constantly asking myself as a carer, and addresses them with wisdom and understanding. It's more than a primer on Alzheimer's, it's a book about the human condition.
This book is a great resource that provides a family care giver, a friend or a professional carer with an understanding of what is getting in the way of a successful communication with a person with dementia and to have more options for how to respond.