Ploughing though books about forms of dementia can often be hard work and sometimes they’re full of jargon, medical and other terms. This is when fictional works can help as they can portray a context to the situation and build empathy with the characters involved.
I’m not going to do a thesis on the reasons why, just post a few examples, and here they are:
Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (It’s also a very good film adaptation)
Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams
Elizabeth is missing by Emma Healey
Newspaper Hats by Phil Cummings
The Lewis Man by Peter May
Are just a few reads about the impact and effects that forms of dementia have on people.
Please let me know any suggestions that you have.