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Monday, June 19, 2017


Many public awareness campaigns intend to improve society's understanding of dementia, its symptoms, and the difficulties faced by patients. Often less well described are the challenges faced by carers, be they family or professional caregivers. In The Dementia Whisperer: scenes from the frontline of caring by Agnes Juhasz, the reader gains insight into the life of an experienced live-in carer for a person with dementia. The book does not use scientific terminology, nor does it try to introduce and explain the neurological condition. Instead, Juhasz uses practical explanations and real-life experiences to illustrate common symptoms and some of the more bewildering behaviours that accompany dementia, and importantly, how someone can spend almost all of their time tending to the needs of a person with dementia, and the challenges that this caring brings./.../

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