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Demen­tia Diaries

dementia 200pxOn Fri­day 27 Sep­tem­ber I was invited to the for­mal launch of Demen­tia Diaries. It is a book writ­ten by young peo­ple, pri­mar­ily for young peo­ple but it is an infor­ma­tive read for all ages, to help them cope with a loved one who is suf­fer­ing from demen­tia. The for­mat is easy to read, it is funny and sad in places but it does show the chal­lenges of car­ing for some­one with demen­tia. There is also a YouTube clip called ‘The brain cell boo­gie’ to sup­port the launch of the book.
This book is avail­able in all schools and libraries in Kent. One of our ex-​students Raisa is a main con­trib­u­tor, giv­ing her account of help­ing to care for some­one who has demen­tia. West­gate is becom­ing a demen­tia friendly town.
I was priv­i­leged to have been invited and it was fan­tas­tic to see an ex-​student involved in such a worth­while cause.

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