I was honoured to be asked to compère the launch event today for two upcoming Jessica Kingsley publications – ‘Living better with dementia’ by Shibley Rahman and ‘What the hell happened to my brain?’ by Kate Swaffer.

I wrote one of the three forewords to ‘Living better with dementia’, alongside contributions from Chris Roberts and Kate Swaffer, both of whom are living with dementia. Shibley’s book is published on 21 July 2015 and you can find out more here: http://www.jkp.com/uk/living-better-with-dementia.html. ‘Living better with dementia’ is the follow up book to ‘Living well with dementia’.

‘What the hell happened to my brain?’ is due to be published by the end of 2015 and charts Kate Swaffer’s experiences of living with dementia. Kate was diagnosed with younger onset dementia at 49 years old, and is a high profile advocate for people who are living with dementia. You can read more about Kate’s work on her blog: http://kateswaffer.com/

I wish Shibley and Kate every success with their hugely important books that I’m sure will be widely read and appreciated.