Product: Kate Swaffer’s first Poetry book, “Love, Life, Loss: A roller-coaster of poetry” – a collection of poems featuring people living with the diagnosis of Younger Onset Dementia.
Benefit: The immediate benefits of reading poetry are improvements to vocabulary and verbal dexterity. The common practice of memorising poems also improves long-term brain health. Studies have shown that people who memorize and recall poems are less susceptible to Alzheimer’s.
Stage of Dementia: All
About the Author: Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 49. She shares with us her very intimate world as she lives it and sees it, through poetry.