I am delighted to have been a contributor to this hugely important book that explores how culture and ethnicity impact upon a person’s experience of living with dementia, and the experiences of their carer(s) and family.

The book, ‘Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity’, is edited by Julia Botsford and Karen Harrison Dening.

My contribution features in Section Three, ‘Perspectives of families living with dementia’, as part of chapter 12, ‘Telling it as it is’ which was collated by Joy Watkins and Shemain Wahab. It is entitled, ‘Friendship across the miles’ and I wrote it in summer 2013. It charts the amazing relationships my father formed with his Filipino care workers during his time in one of the three care homes he lived in during the last nine years of his life. It can be found on pages 266-269.

You can find out more about ‘Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity’ on the JKP website: http://www.jkp.com/uk/dementia-culture-and-ethnicity.html

Amazon are offering the ‘Look inside’ feature here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dementia-Culture-Ethnicity-Julia-Botsford/dp/184905486X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430396215&sr=1-1&keywords=dementia+culture+ethnicity

Many thanks to Joy, Shemain, Julia, Karen and the team at JKP for putting together such a fantastic and extremely important book.