Every three seconds, someone is diagnosed with dementia, a brain disease that results in memory loss, thinking difficulties and movement problems. Nick Williams has been on this journey with his mum who has had dementia for the last six years, and it has been one of the most heart-breaking and heart-opening experiences of his life. It’s like finding yourself in new and unexpected territory, usually without a map. This short book chronicles some of the key moments – the challenges, joy, pain and humour – and the new skills he needed to develop over this period.
This is a story of living with grieving in real time, of losing and letting go of someone we love while they are physically still here. Based on his personal understanding, He hopes it will help others on their journey to navigate their way a little more easily, by casting some light on handling the practicalities and their feelings along the way.
This is Nick Williams eighteenth book, and his most personal so far. In it he chronicles the journey accompanying his mum as her dementia gets worse, and the challenges he has experienced, as well as the gifts he has gleaned, from this on-going journey. He is not writing from a place of authority, and makes no claim to be an expert on dementia. He simply writes from the fruits of his own experience. To find out more about Nick Williams work please visit iamnickwilliams.com