The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME*

*The Alzheimer's Australia NSW blog *Younger Onset Dementia and ME* is a place for people to connect with others, to get information and helpful suggestions.

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be very isolating. You may have received a diagnosis, be someone who is caring for a family member, or you may have a mum or dad with younger onset dementia. You are not alone. The National Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program provides individualised information and support to improve the quality of life for people with younger onset dementia and also see NSW - Younger Onset Dementia . For more information contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New book - Alzheimer's : the identity thief of the 21st century

Alzheimer's : the identity thief of the 21st century by Robert B. Schaefer

Schaefer, a veteran of approximately 10 years in the FBI's Behaviour Science Unit, was the co-founder and first manager of the FBI's Critical Incident and Peer Support Program. As such, he traveled around the United States to render psychological support for FBI related critical incidents. He never realized that he would be facing his own critical incident toward the end of his law enforcement career in the form of Alzheimer's disease. He found himself immersed in the care of his wife Sarah following her diagnosis with "the probable early onset of Alzheimer's disease," while she was still in her forties. Their love story was written in order to help all those touched by this horrendous disease. It contains valuable information that is seldom written about for the family care-partner as well as professionals in the field.

this can be borrowed if you are a memeber of Alzhiemer's Australia NSW library, email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au