‘What I wish people knew’

Wendy Mitchell’s latest book “What I wish people knew about dementia,” due for publication on 20 January, combines her customary wit and wisdom for a more positive outlook on dementia that the one usually presented in the media.

The sequel to Wendy’s best-selling memoir “Somebody I Used to Know,” the new book is described by publishers Bloomsbury as “practical and life-affirming” with the author’s own insights helping to counter “those familiar tropes, shortcuts and clichés that we are fed by the media, or even our own health professionals.”

Wendy was diagnosed with young onset dementia aged 58 and, according to a review in the Times, “this revelatory memoir dispels some of the gloom that surrounds this terrible disease.”