Lucy Whitman – editor of the JKP book, Telling Tales About Dementia: Experiences of Caring – spoke at the third annual ‘Unfettering the Imagination’ dementia conference in London on 9th September, which aimed to examine some of the contextual issues surrounding psychosocial practice in dementia care, and to showcase examples of best practice, projects and initiatives from around the UK.
Joining her on stage were two of the book’s contributors, Peggy Fray (chapter 19: ‘A Sister’s Story’) and Pat Brown (chapter 22: ‘Cracks in the System’).
Telling Tales About Dementia is a unique collection of personal accounts of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia.
“I know of no book at all comparable to this recent Jessica Kingsley publication…’Telling Tales about Dementia’ will be a great encouragement to other carers.”
– Christian Council on Ageing
“These powerful stories should be read by everyone involved in health and social care, from commissioners designing services to those giving direct care and support. I hope they will also be read by those who have had no previous contact with dementia, to help combat the stigma it still carries through lack of public awareness…”
– Dementia Care