Many know little about dementia, and the topic is still partly Tabu and shameful both in demented themselves and with their families. With this book wants Audun Myskja that we should gain more knowledge about what dementia is, how it manifests itself in the person who is affected and what a demented need.
The author writes on various types of dementia, how the world looks for the sick, what we can do to help, and what treatment is available. He also writes warmly and closely on how we can communicate with dementia through music and other emotionally arresting expression. For heart remembers the head forgets!
The author tells us what we can do to create joy, faith and hope of the sick, and what we do if the dementia patient is anxious, depressed or troubled. The book contains a number of practical examples of warm and respectful approach and talk with the people affected by dementia.
The author is aimed primarily at families, but the book is very useful and relevant for health professionals.