Nothing About Us Without Us!
This compelling book is a collection of speeches that Christine has delivered over two decades. Each speech is accompanied by a short introduction along with PowerPoint slides. Click here if you would like to read the full DSiDC Team Review.
Lewy Body Dementia Survival and Me
Adaptive Interaction and Dementia
The book is clearly structured and provides valuable insights into how those living and working with people with dementia can maintain levels of communication throughout the course of the disease.
Communication Skills for Effective Dementia Care
This book is quite readable and practical. It has a structured layout with many subheadings that help explain and locate its ideas and topics quickly. The many case studies assist the reader to understand the practical applications. While it does not have much background theory it provides adequate references for further reading.
In Pursuit of Memory
This compelling read is written by Joseph Jebelli a neuroscientist whose grandfather had Alzheimer’s disease. You might be forgiven for thinking this is just another book about a disease- but this book is so much more than that, it’s a scientific thriller with a complex protagonist and an author on a ‘pursuit’ for answers.
The Idiot Brain “Lifting the Lid on our Grey Matter”
Provides an entertaining description of the functioning of the brain and nervous system while keeping it “neurologically accurate”. It delves into brain and body connections, sleep, memory, fear, intelligence, the five senses, attention, personality, anger, motivation, sociability, and mental ill health, to name a few.
Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing
This book is a person-centred guide for people with dementia, their partners, caregivers and professionals. There is quite an easy and often conversational tone to this book, which for its subject matter is quite refreshing and draws the reader in even more. This is a must read for anybody who is caring for people living with dementia.
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Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
This is a self-help book that targets those with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or those experiencing memory difficulties. That said, it also describes dementia thereby cleverly reassuring worried readers that their memory problems are not necessarily dementia-related.
I’m Still Here
This book is an informative read written in an accessible style. Although the seasoned professional will already be aware of many of the ideas in this book, it is still a great starting point for anyone new to the world of dementia.