On the Same Page - Head On: An All Blacks Memoir

By Kristen Phillips on 14/03/2023

This is the seventh in a series of book reviews from Kristen Phillips. Reading about other people’s experiences helped Kristen emotionally and practically around her father’s illness. Her hope is that these reviews will raise awareness of the ever-increasing number of books (fiction and non-fiction) available to support and educate those of us affected by dementia.

 

Head On: An All Black’s memoir 
(Harper Collins, June 2023)
Carl Hayman
311 pages
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‘I used to play ruby and was quite good at it. I’m a man who hit a woman I loved, the mother of three of my children ... I’m a kid from a farm and still a wannabe farmer. I’m an alcoholic. I’m brain damaged and sometimes scared, sometimes lonely, I’m loving and loyal. I’m a bit of a mess.

Yeah, I’m all that, but there’s one other thing I am ...I’m not without hope.


The Learning List - June 2023

By Lara Hitchcock on 14/03/2023

Lara Hitchcock, Registered Nurse with the Memory Assessment Clinic at Burwood Hospital, shares a selection of dementia and delirium education resources from the past month.


On the Same Page - Remember Me

By Kristen Phillips on 14/03/2023

This is the sixth in a series of book reviews from Kristen Phillips. Reading about other people’s experiences helped Kristen emotionally and practically around her father’s illness. Her hope is that these reviews will raise awareness of the ever-increasing number of books (fiction and non-fiction) available to support and educate those of us affected by dementia.

Remember Me 
(Allen & Unwin, 2022) 
Charity Norman 
418 pages (large print version)


On the Same Page - What I wish people knew

By Kristen Phillips on 17/08/2021

This is the fifth in a series of book reviews from Kristen Phillips. Reading about other people’s experiences helped Kristen emotionally and practically around her father’s illness. Her hope is that these reviews will raise awareness of the ever-increasing number of books (fiction and non-fiction) available to support and educate those of us affected by dementia.

What I wish people knew about dementia from someone who knows
(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022)
Wendy Mitchell
224 pages

Everyone has their challenges; mine just happens to be dementia.  p73

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This is the link to Wendy Mitchell’s blog: https://whichmeamitoday.wordpress.com/