Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dementia activist: Fighting for our rights

Dementia activist: Fighting for our rights is a 152-page memoir from a translator and activist who was diagnosed at an early age with Lewy Body Dementia. At the time of publication, Rohra had been living with a dementia diagnosis for over three years and in this book offers a unique glimpse into the challenges she encounters on a daily basis along with finding new meaning in her life post-diagnosis.

Rohra beings her memoir discussing her active life as a single mom raising a son on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum and her work as a freelance medical and scientific translator. When she began losing the ability to come up with the proper word, she tried to find the humor in the situation but gradually began to get worried. Amazed at her diagnosis, Rohra began to withdraw at first but found the courage to continue being an activist for the dementia community with humor and grace.

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