Book review: The Year My Family Unravelled

By Mia Farlane on 5/02/2020

Reading about other people’s experiences helped me emotionally and practically around my dad’s condition. My hope is that these reviews will raise awareness of the ever-increasing number of books (fiction and nonfiction) available to support and educate those of us affected by dementia.

If there are any books you would like reviewed, please send me the titles.

This review of The Year My Family Unravelled has been written by a guest reviewer, my partner, the writer Mia Farlane. My own book Dad, You’ve Got Dementia was published in July so I have not had time in the second half of the year to write reviews; I will be getting back to regular reviews in 2024.

- Kristen Phillips

Research on daylight

By University of Auckland on 5/02/2020

Evaluating daylight at home with older people living with dementia: a pilot study

Network sets out next steps

By NZDF on 5/02/2020

"Next steps for dementia mate wareware diagnosis and workforce development" sets out the recommendations from the Dementia Mate Wareware Network / Te Tūhononga mō te Mate Wareware.

Read the advice to commissioners

By NZDF on 5/02/2020

Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora invited the Dementia Governance Ecosystem to provide advice to government about the commissioning process for the Budget 2022  Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan Initiative.