My home, my life ($19.99)

My home, my life ($19.99)

My home, my life: Practical ideas for people with dementia and carers brings together the voice of people with dementia and carers with the best learning from research and care experience to provide insightful tips, strategies and real-life stories to support greater independence.

Most people with dementia want to live in the familiar comfort of their own home and maintain engagement with their community and their world.

Whether it is through a better understanding of the impact of dementia and ageing, tips on good design at home, strategies for going out or approaches to communication and care, My home, my life will enable people with dementia, carers and their support networks to meet challenges with courage and creativity.

More than 280 tips!

Readers will find each chapter introduces what will be learned with a further summary of key points at the end. More than 280 practical tips and ideas are included in the book covering topics such as:

  • appointments
  • better bathrooms and bedrooms
  • care and communication
  • changed or distressed behaviours
  • emergencies and travel
  • food and nutrition
  • getting a good night's sleep
  • lighting and noise
  • maximising memory
  • sensory challenges
  • signage
  • understanding dementia
Real-life stories - your feedback welcome

More than a dozen real-life stories are included in the book so that people with dementia and carers can see how other people have worked out solutions and strategies to common challenges so as to maximise independence.

It is hoped that this list of stories will grow as readers contribute their own tips and ideas from personal experience by visiting the book's website:

‘No one is pretending there are not challenges for people with dementia living at home. But neither should we lose sight of the fact that the person with dementia can be an active and engaged citizen with quality of life, full of rich experiences, tears and laughter and, of course, love and respect.’- Agnes Houston MBE