Radio 4’s Book of The Week – “Somebody I Used To Know” by Wendy Mitchell.
Wendy, an NHS Manager, was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 58. She tells her story, speaking movingly of hopes and challenges.
Having feared that her diagnosis and forced early retirement would leave her purposeless and isolated, Wendy turned her experience of living with dementia into a force for good by speaking about life through the Alzheimer’s lens.
Wendy’s moving story gives a powerful insight into what it is like to live with dementia, and ideas about how people can live well with dementia.
You can listen to the first episode by following this link: Somebody I Used to Know