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.
|Title of host publication||Psychologies of ageing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory, research and practice|
|Editors||Elizabeth Peel, Carol Holland, Michael Murray|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|