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    • 978-1-5255-7090-2
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 240 pages
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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 240 pages
  • Keywords
    • dementia,
    • early onset dementia,
    • patient advocacy,
    • carpe diem,
    • caregiving,
    • health care,
    • medical memoir

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Dignity & Dementia: Carpe Diem
My journals of living with dementia
by Mary Beth Wighton

Dignity & Dementia: Carpe Diem invites you to experience life with dementia through the lens of the author. This easy-to-read book pulls you into the writer’s world with short journal entries, published as written, from the time of her diagnosis through the first six years of her journey with a cognitive impairment. Written with optimism and humour, this book offers a first-hand perspective on the joys and challenges of life and love while living with dementia.

"I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to read the first-hand account of your experience. appreciated how much of your journal was devoted to life stories, happy memories and annual traditions, and how dementia has affected your life, it does not define it in any way. Incredibly inspiring." "Your journal was very inspiring to me - especially when I could see how you turned words into action by truly living each day as if it were your last.That inspired me to do the same and follow in your footsteps." "It was such a privilege to read about your thoughts and dealings with FTD. i admire your ambition to to make a positive change for the future of dementia research." "Your stories and experiences have helped me see not only the issues present for those that have dementia but also the good and positive that must not be lost in the negative." "Your experience have impacted my view on dementia in so many ways. I will never forget your story!"

Mary Beth Wighton is an international dementia advocate who has greatly influenced the Canadian landscape and government policies as it pertains to dementia and human rights. Diagnosed at the age of 46, Wighton, now 54 years old, is living well with young-onset dementia along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron, in Ontario, Canada with her partner Dawn. Her family’s motto of “carpe diem” is evident in her writing as she strives to be the best she can, every day – in both her private and public life. Mary Beth is the proud mom of daughters Brianna and Shayla and has recently become a grandma. She greatly enjoys her grandson, Finlay.


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