Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. By knowledge and understanding we can increase awareness of the disease.
Home Instead Norwich has embarked on a mission to enrich our local library’s collection. The goal is to acquire an audio book that shares profound insights into dementia, a condition that touches countless lives. The book in question is “What I Wish People Knew About Dementia,” authored by Wendy Mitchell, a remarkable individual who faced early-onset Alzheimer’s with courage and continued to seek purpose and meaning in her life.
Wendy Mitchell’s story is one of inspiration. Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 56, she refused to let her diagnosis define her. A former employee of the NHS, Wendy continued to work and actively sought new activities that gave her life purpose. Her memoir, “What I Wish People Knew About Dementia,” offers unique insights into the world of dementia from someone who has lived it. Wendy’s perspective is invaluable, providing both patients and caregivers with a deep understanding of the condition and the importance of retaining one’s sense of self.
Borrowbox is a digital library service that provides users with access to a wide array of e-books and audiobooks. It’s a lifeline for many readers, offering accessibility to books that cater to diverse interests and needs. By purchasing an audio version of Wendy Mitchell’s book for our local library, Home Instead Norwich aims to make these valuable insights accessible to all in our community, regardless of their reading preferences or abilities.
To raise funds for this noble cause, Home Instead Norwich is organising a book sale event. The proceeds from this sale will go directly towards purchasing Wendy Mitchell’s audio book, which will then be available in our local library’s through Borrowbox. This book sale is not just about acquiring a book; it’s about spreading knowledge, fostering empathy, and making valuable information readily accessible to those who need it most.
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