Sid Williams’ New Book Provides Descriptions and Explanations of Behaviors and Experiences Associated With Disorders of the Brain

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‘Your Brain in Sickness and in Health’ is Williams’ debut book

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The number of very old people (those over 80) in many societies has increased considerably in recent years and is expected to increase further. … A high proportion of people over 80 (around a quarter) are affected by dementia.

Drawing upon his decades of experience working with people with dementia, Sid Williams wrote “Your Brain in Sickness and in Health: The Experience of Dementia and Other Brain Disorders” (published by Lulu) to assist carers, clinicians and anybody curious about the unusual, sometimes challenging behaviours and experiences associated with the dementias and other disorders of brain function.

“The number of very old people (those over 80) in many societies has increased considerably in recent years and is expected to increase further. … A high proportion of people over 80 (around a quarter) are affected by dementia,” Williams says. “Many families now have to find ways of coming to terms with dementia affecting one or more family members. Society as a whole has to grapple with issues such as providing the best possible support, including sometimes residential care, for folks with dementia.”

Written in a conversational style and intended to be easily readable,” “Your Brain in Sickness and in Health” is nevertheless scholarly and evidence based. The book is practical and enlivened by accounts of actual people affected by disordered brain function. It addresses the effects on and the responses of families, clinical professionals and other carers to people with dementia and other brain disorders. It considers the ways that these responses may be helpful or unhelpful.

“Your Brain in Sickness and in Health”
By Sid Williams
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 516 pages | ISBN 9781483462608
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 516 pages | ISBN 9781483462585
E-Book | 516 pages | ISBN 9781483462592
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sid Williams, a former associate professor at the University of Sydney, is a medical practitioner and psychiatrist. He has been providing and developing services and education supporting people with dementia, their families, carers, medical and other health and allied professionals for 40 years. In 2014, he received the Ian Simpson Award from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists for his outstanding service to the community, his patients and his colleagues. “Your Brain in Sickness and in Health” is Williams’ first book. He wrote the chapter “A Developmental Psychology of Old Age” in “Functional Psychiatric Disorders of the Elderly” and contributed to “Managing Depression Growing Older: A Guide for Professionals and Carers.” More information is available at: http://www.facebook.com/brainsicknesshealth.

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