Living beyond dementia

This is the title of a publication I wrote for the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium during the autumn – an accessible, radically shortened version of a substantial piece of research (Extra Care Housing and People with Dementia: a scoping review of the literature 1998 – 2008).

It is designed for a broad audience – from those living with dementia and their carers to those who design and manage Housing with Care. The research argues that by maintaining the independence of individuals living with dementia for as long as possible their quality of life is improved markedly – possible holding back, or slowing, the advance of the illness.

A related piece of work was an editing job on an MHA publication, ‘Eating and Drinking Well’. Its prosaic title belies the important, and often overlooked, information in it. Hmmm… I feel another glass of water coming on…