Untangling A Doctor's Dementia with Dr. Jennifer Bute
Today’s guest is Dr. Jennifer Bute who lives in a dementia inclusive retirement village in Somerset, west of London. Previously she worked in Africa as a doctor before working as a GP for 25 years in England and was involved in medical education. Her career was cut short when she was diagnosed with young onset dementia ten years ago. She speaks at conferences and on radio and has been involved in television programs raising awareness and understanding of dementia. She passionately believes more can be done to improve both the present and the future for those living with the condition. Her book Dementia from the Inside: A Doctor’s Personal Journey of Hope is her story and explains these principles. Her website GloriousOpportunity.org includes many videos where she discusses different aspects of dementia, and she also blogs on Facebook at Glorious Opportunity.
In this episode we discuss the Japanese Memory groups she runs at her retirement village, how to find someone in their dementia, why she insists on always telling the truth to those with dementia, and the wonders of Alexa.
Read Jennifer’s AlzAuthors Post: https://alzauthors.com/2020/09/15/dr-jennifer-bute-dementia-from-inside/
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