Demystifying Dementia is an easy-read book written in plain English to help people understand dementia and how to support a person living with the disease to navigate the journey better and continue to live well.
Readers will read about symptoms, risks, early onset and what we can do now to reduce our risk. There are inspiring real life stories that tell us that people can still live well with dementia. The overriding message is that if we can do something right now, why leave it till later?
This book is for you if:
"This book is clear and concise and offers in depth information about Dementia that is easy to understand.
This book has been very useful to me, not only in helping to explain the symptoms and progression of Alzheimers Disease to my family, but also in giving great advice on how to best help the patient suffering dementia.
Well done Shannon and thank you." Dr Yasmin Fitton D.O. BSO. NSW Australia
"I've read Demystifying Dementia by Shannon Chin and found it to be both easy to read and very information. The content was provided in an uncomplicated and straightforward way, with no jargon or confusing medical terms. This made it so much easier to get a better understanding of dementia in all its forms, what causes it and how to better manage it. Most importantly, the book provided me with multiple ways of better managing my own health and well-being to maintain cognitive function and keep it 'fit' now and in the future. After having lived through the slow decline of my father slipping into dementia, the case studies in Shannon's book helped me realise that there are so many other people dealing with this problem. I highly recommend Shannon's book for people concerned about their own situation or if they're caring for someone living with dementia." Margaret Rochford, Australia
"Shannon has made a complex subject readable in layman’s terms detailing the salient points of this dreaded disease that has torn many lives apart.
What I love about this book is the human aspect told from the caregiver’s perspective which has opened up their world to me. A line in her book really touched me, it was from the granddaughter of a dementia patient, she said, ‘There is no point visiting Grandma, she’s not Grandma anymore’! How can we as loved ones abandon them at the time when they need us most? We need compassion, patience, love & empathy to make life easier for the dementia patients in our lives for they themselves do not understand what is happening to them. Well done, Shannon!" Raymond Cheng, Australia
"Thank you Shannon for the amazing book Demystifying Dementia. It is a eye opener, so much to learn from this book, as i had no idea about what Dementia is, so i find it a great help to know and understand what the patient is going through and how we can help them with their onward journey. Best Wishes to you Shannon, to share this as much as you can." Komal and Jerry Kishnani, Thailand
"Loved the book Shannon. Very easy and quick to read and extremely insightful. Thank you for writing Demystifying Dementia. It will change lives of anyone who reads it." Vanessa Menezes, Australia
"I'm thrilled that I bought this book, so many useful tips and such an important topic for us to understand more fully." Anne McKeown, Australia