‘Like the finest travel writing or reportage, transport[s] the reader to another world that they may or may not visit one day . . . A marvellous tour of insights’ THE TIMES‘Inspirational . . . Shows that not all is lost when people lose their memories’ MAIL ON SUNDAY‘Wendy Mitchell is a life-saver’ FRANCES WILSON, AUTHOR OF BURNING MANWhat can a diseased brain tell us about being human, living our own lives better and helping those with dementia get the best from theirs?When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with young-onset dementia at the age of fifty-eight, her brain was overwhelmed with images of the last stages of the disease – those familiar tropes, shortcuts and clichÃ©s that we are fed by the media, or even our own health professionals. But her diagnosis far from represented the end of her life. Instead, it was the start of a very different one. Wise, practical and life affirming, What I Wish People Knew About Dementia combines anecdotes, research and Wendy Mitchell’s own brilliant wit and wisdom to tell readers exactly what she wishes they knew about dementia.