Dementia from the Inside
Jennifer believes that her dementia is an opportunity as well as a challenge. When she resigned as a GP, she resolved to explore what could be done to slow the progress of dementia, and to help people living with it. Inspired by the work of neuroscientist Professor Kawashima that showed significant cognitive recovery in patients with dementia, she adopted the principles of his approach and has produced materials for the 'Japanese Memory Groups' that she runs in the dementia inclusive village where she now lives.
Jennifer is in demand as a speaker, both in secular and Christian settings. Her important insights are that the person remains and can be reached even when masked by the condition, and that spirituality rises as cognition becomes limited.
Louise Morse is a cognitive behavioural therapist and researches and writes about dementia and people living with it. She is author of many books including Dementia: Frank and Linda's Story.