Book about a personal experience of dementia published
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Mike Livni, who served on the boards of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association (ARDA) in South Africa and of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), has worked in dementia care for over 20 years. He has written the book “The Japanese Therapists” in which he shares his own, first-hand experience of his being diagnosed with dementia. The book has not been edited as Mr Livni wishes the reader to understand what it is like for him to have Alzheimer’s disease.
The book was reviewed by Robyn Yale who said of the book, “What may at first seem scattered and disorganised quickly becomes quite engaging. One must admire the skill and courage it took to persevere in recording his story whilst simultaneously facing and integrating his decline. We are with him as he painstakingly write the book while poignantly searching for answers that were unknowable for quite some time”. Of Mr Livni, Robyn Yale said, “After championing early stage work in his own country and internationally, Mike Livni now contributes to our understanding of the early dementia experience and reminds us of the power one can find to cope with it.”
The Japanese Therapists costs USD 25 and can be ordered from email@example.com