Copyright: Australian Journal of Dementia Care ( 5 No 6 December 2016/January 2017. Reprinted with the permission of Hawker Publications Australia Pty Ltd.

A collection of real people’s stories from author Anne Kelly’s almost 30 years’ of experience working in aged and dementia care, most recently as a dementia consultant.

Each illustration, its accompanying story and explanation gives life to the voices of people with dementia. The book uses humour as a positive way of looking at serious issues.
The aim is to encourage reflection on care practices and how these impact on the quality of life, independence and choice for people receiving care services. Examples of practical actions are given to help professional carers and families.
Illustrated by Jenny Masters, written by Anne Kelly (2016), $25. Available from:

Image credit: book cover, Copyright Masters and Kelly 2016