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Helga Rohra turns dementia stereotypes on their heads with this candid memoir. Speaking about her diagnosis, day-to-day life and experience of advocacy, she proves that a dementia diagnosis doesn't mean you have to give up on life. With helpful advice and practical tips, this book is a testament to living well with dementia.
Helga Rohra worked as a freelance translator specialising in medical and scientific translations. Even before her diagnosis of Lewy Body dementia, she advocated for people with disabilities and dementia. She is Chair of the EWGPWD (European Working Group of People with Dementia) under the umbrella of Alzheimer Europe, Vice Chair of DAI (Dementia Alliance International), sits on the board of Alzheimer Europe, and is also the Chair of Trotzdemenz e.V. (a German organisation run by people with and without dementia to raise awareness of the condition). Helga lives with her son in Munich, Germany. Falko Piest assisted Helga with writing this book. Falko Piest is an academic at Dementia Support Stuttgart.