Understanding dementia with Angela Caughey

There are not many people, without formal medical training, that know as much about dementia as Angela Caughey. Through years of research followed by three books on the subject, Angela has an incredible ‘all-rounded’ knowledge of this devastating disease.

Dementia is a degenerative disease that slowly results in the loss of cognitive functions to the extent that it interferes with daily life. Its prevalence means that it affects more than 70,000 Kiwis. That’s nearly 1.5% of our population. But it also affects many more: the partners of the people with dementia, their children, their siblings, their friends, and so on. During this event, author Angela Caughey will be discussing her latest book A Better Brain for Life, as well as content from her previous dementia-related books, from caring for and communicating with someone who has dementia, to preventing the condition itself.

About Angela Caughey

Angela’s late husband was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) in the late 1990’s, and Angela cared for him for 12 years until his death in 2006. In 2013, she published her first dementia-related book, Dealing Daily with Dementia: 2000+ Practical Hints & Strategies for Carers, for people involved in all areas of dementia care – a fountain of practical knowledge accumulated over years by her and her support group. Then, in 2018, she published How to Communicate with Someone who has Dementia: A Guide for Carers, which teaches carers how to express their messages effectively and interpret what the person with dementia is trying to convey. Now, earlier this year, at the age of 92, she has published her third dementia-related book, A Better Brain for Life: Preventing Dementia and Other Chronic Diseases, which uses the most up-to-date research to show how to achieve a healthy brain and body.

Angela’s books are available through calicopublishing.co.nz or most major booksellers.

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