Dementia Collection: Personal Stories

Slow Puncture: Living well with dementia by Peter Berry and Deb Bunt

Happily married and running a successful business, Peter’s life changes when, at the age of fifty, he is given a terminal diagnosis of early onset dementia. This is an inspirational look at both living in the present and coping with dementia

Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell

A phenomenal memoir, Somebody I used to know is both a heart-rending tribute to the woman Wendy Mitchell once was, and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become.

Take Care, Son: The Story of My Dad and His Dementia by Tony Husband

When Ron Husband started to forget things – dates, names, appointments …daft things, important things – it took a while to realise that this was ‘a different form of forgetting’. This is the touching, illustrated story of Tony’s father and how dementia slowly took him away from his family.

Unforgettable: rugby, dementia and the fight of my life by Steve Thompson

In 2003, England won the Rugby World Cup. But triumph came at a cost. Steve has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, and serious progressive brain damage. This tale of hope and courage stands as testament to the ultimate strength of the human mind – and to a man no longer pushing himself to the limit for competition, but for his own place in the world.

Remember Me?: Discovering My Mother as She Lost Her Memory by Shobna Gulati

Shobna Gulati sets out to reclaim her mother’s past after her death, and in turn, discovers a huge amount about herself and their relationship. ‘Remember Me?’ captures the powerful emotions that these memories hold to both Shobna and her mother.

The Songaminute Man: How music brought my father home again by Simon McDermott

The nostalgic memoir of a young man, eldest of fourteen, growing up in 40s Wednesbury. The heartbreaking true account of his son struggling to come to terms with his father’s dementia. A tribute to the unbreakable bond between father and son.