Foreword

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    Abstract

    I feel honoured to be invited to write this Foreword, to a positive presentation of the psychologies of ageing and of dementia. So much has changed since 1995, when I was diagnosed with dementia. I was only 46 and a recently divorced single mother of three girls aged 9, 13, and 19.We had just moved at the weekend into our new house and were looking forward to a bright new future. However, on the Monday after our move,I had a follow-up appointment with a neurologist, taking an hour off from work to do this. I had been suffering from extreme headaches each week, and what I thought were symptoms of stress, such as occasionally becoming confused with words, as well as with finding my way on familiar routes. There had been a few months of scans and tests, and now I was looking forward to finding out what was wrong.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPsychologies of ageing
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory, research and practice
    EditorsElizabeth Peel, Carol Holland, Michael Murray
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pagesv-viii
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319970349
    ISBN (Print)9783319970332
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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