Essentials of Delirium, by Shibley Rahman

Early today I joined a Twitter chat for the release of a book by my good friend Dr. Shibley Rahman @ShibleyRahman titled Essentials of Delirium. It was hosted by another friend in the UK, @DiverseAlz and if you are on twitter, you jcan follow the feed via the hashtags #DeliriumEs and #DiverseAlz To kick off…

Pre release book launch in London

Please join Dr Shibley Rahman and I at our Pre release book launch in London. If numbers become overwhelmingly high, we may need to change the venue, but, we won’t be changing the date! Below is the current format for the afternoon, written by Shibley for the Eventbrite booking site, and which may be subject to change: Event Details Kate…

The first Foreword for my first book…

Dr Shibley Rahman is the first person to have read the manuscript for my book, What the hell happened to my brain?, even before the publishers, and has written a Foreword for it, which I am proud to share with you today… Then you Shibley, your words mean a lot to me. If I could find…

The joys (or not) of writing a book

That’s been me the last few months, between completing work for the University of Wollongong, work with Alzheimer’s Australia, and then writing a book. Some of you already have heard via twitter or Facebook I finally submitted my manuscript for my first book about dementia at 2pm last Friday. I felt emotionally and physically drained…

Learning Life from Illness

I’ve had a bit to do with illness, and in my experience, it is the stories written by people who are sick, or have been gravely ill, including sick doctors, that are often the very best teachers of knowledge of how to care for sick people. They go beyond the medicalisation of illness and human…

Losing access to wifi…

This was sent to me by a dear friend Shibley, whose letter I blogged yesterday, and who obviously realises now that I am spending a lot of time on aeroplanes, how much stress I am under without access to wifi!!!I It is clear the Five Stages of Grief that occur when the aeroplane doesn’t have…

The World Dementia Council

The World Dementia Council meets this week, without anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia, or any family carers, invited to be a part of this event. Yesterday I received an open letter (via email) from Dr Shibley Rahman, personal friend, colleague and academic in dementia from the UK, regarding the ‘World Dementia Council‘. I…