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Dementia From The Inside

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Dementia From The Inside - Dr Jennifer Bute with Louise Morse

Jennifer Bute was a highly qualified senior doctor in a large clinical practice, whose patients included those with dementia. Then she began to notice symptoms in herself. She was finally given a diagnosis of young-onset dementia in 2009.

After resigning as a GP, she resolved to explore what could be done to slow the progress of dementia. The aim of this practical book is to help people who are living with dementia and give hope to those who are with them on the dementia journey.

Jennifer believes that her dementia is an opportunity as well as a challenge. Her important insights are that the person 'inside' remains and can be reached, even when masked by the condition, and that spirituality rises as cognition becomes limited.

Dementia From The Inside is co-authored with Louise Morse, writer and speaker for Pilgrims' Friend Society, who has a Master’s degree examining the effects of dementia care on families.

Dementia From The Inside

"A ‘must read’ … it delivers exceptional insight and practical instruction and a wake-up call to radical Christian rethinking."

Professor Cameron G Swift, King’s College School of Medicine

"The observant physician shines through in Dr Bute’s book, while her practical advice reveals the resourcefulness of an inventor…"

Peter Garrard, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience Research Centre, St. George’s, University of London

"A rare insight into dementia by an experienced clinician who has been living with the condition for many years."

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Royal College of General Practitioners


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This book was very interesting, helpful and positive, giving new insights on living with dementia and some really practical guidance on how to relate to people with dementia. I hope to be able to use some of Jennifer's tips to engage more meaningfully with my mother, whose vascular dementia has been progressing over the past few years.

Julia (Bristol)