Professor June Andrews, Director of the University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre, will be presenting and reading from her new book on Thursday 12 February at the Iris Murdoch Building on the University campus.
‘Dementia: the one-stop guide’ is published today (Thursday 5 February) but already a reprint has been ordered by its publishers Profile Books due to high demand. The book is a distillation of June Andrews’ years of experience as a nurse, and as director of the world-famous dementia centre in Scotland.
Now there is a chance to meet its high-profile author next Thursday at the Stirling centre. Other events are taking place in Belfast and London.
Decades of experience, coupled with the latest research, result in a practical publication for both those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and the people who care for them – whether family members or professionals.
A diagnosis can be a harrowing experience, but in ‘Dementia: the one-stop guide’ Professor Andrews sets out how people can stay well for as long as possible, rather than deteriorating faster than they need to.
The accessible guide - described by broadcaster John Humphrys as ‘exactly what is needed’ – covers every stage, including adjusting to a diagnosis, managing care at home, and what can be expected from the NHS and beyond.
Professor Andrews said: “Dementia is a cruel condition and information that can help the journey of a person with dementia, their friends and family, and health and social care professionals is hard to find. I have put together in one book what people with dementia, their families and professionals have told me will be useful. Even students will find this a useful, easy-to-read source of evidence based advice.”
The Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling offers a range of courses, bespoke training and advance study options.