The Family Experience of Dementia is a useful, informative and thoughtful addition to the literature on the lived experience of dementia. There is a highly relevant focus on how dementia is experienced by the person themselves, their family and people close to them. Each chapter has a specific focus on the journey of dementia, from first recognising something has changed, through diagnosis and getting on with life after diagnosis for the person experiencing dementia and those around them as a shared experience. There is also an informative thread on the particular aspects of how this can be experienced in the presence of young onset dementia. There are useful suggested reflective tasks and structured activities for individuals and for groups, which will benefit students, professionals, trainers and educators in this field.
This comprehensive workbook focuses on the realities of the lived experience of people with dementia. It gives hope and inspiration, and the authors follow the journey from seeking a diagnosis of dementia towards living as best you can despite the condition.