What I Wish People Knew About Dementia
(BLOOMSBURY, 240 PP, £14.99)
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There are few diseases which come with as much negative baggage as dementia, which is why this is such a timely and interesting book. Wendy Mitchell (inset) was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in 2014, at the age of 58, and has responded since by writing extensively about the illness, and becoming a dementia activist. Using her impressive range of contacts, she augments her own experience with stories of other patients to paint a comprehensive picture of this unforgiving illness. In the process she has achieved the near impossible, making the story of dementia into a page-turner.