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, 1 July 2014

new book - While I Still Can ...: One Man’s Journey Through Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Younger Onset Dementia from the perspective of the person with dementia
This and other resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

While I still can.... one man's journey through early onset Alzheimer's disease
by Rick Phelps and Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Rick Phelps, the founder of “Memory People”, an online Alzheimer’s and memory impairment support and awareness group, was diagnosed  at the age of 57. Throughout this book the reader is given a firsthand account of the early signs that Phelps experienced before being diagnosed with EOAD, the loneliness he felt during the denial period of family and friends and the terror that gripped his heart upon receiving the undeniable diagnosis. Phelps then describes how he and his loved ones have learned to cope since his diagnosis, finding the will to continue to live and love everyday, while he still can.


also see his site http://whileistillcan.net/ and his blog http://phelps2645.blogspot.com.au/p/book.html