What is happening when someone with deep dementia, whose brain scans show significant damage, becomes lucid for a while again, with all the faculties he’d apparently lost? We are more than the sum of our parts.
Louise Morse MA (CBT) is media and external relations manager for the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. She is a writer and speaker, and author of books on issues of old age, including dementia, published by Lion Monarch and SPCK. She is a cognitive behavioural therapist, and her Masters’ dissertation examined the effects of caring for a loved one with dementia on close relatives.