New book "FAQs on Dementia" aims to give readers definitive expert responses to their many and varied questions on dementia


Will my partner stop loving me now they have dementia? Does my mother have to go into a home now? Is dementia a terminal illness? A short but powerful, practical guide to understanding the nature, and impact, of dementia, called "FAQs on Dementia" has been written by Tom Russ and Michael Huddleston and published by Sheldon Press.

The guide aims to answer these and many more frequently-asked questions (FAQs) about dementia. Readers will find definitive, expert responses and no question is too simple, too embarrassing, too rude or too offbeat to be included. Each question is sourced from the dementia community – either from people living with dementia, or their family members and friends, so its insights are based on lived experience.

Dr Tom Russ trained in medicine and psychiatry in Scotland (Edinburgh and The Highlands) and England (London) and completed his PhD in dementia epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. He is a consultant psychiatrist in NHS Lothian, Network Champion of the NRS Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network, and Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh. Michael Huddleston is Alzheimer Scotland's Dementia Advisor for Mid and East Lothian. He provides advice and information for people living with dementia and their families, and works closely with local Health and Social Care Partnerships to influence and shape dementia and carer-specific strategies and to accommodate the needs and views of people with lived experience.