Travellers to Unimaginable Lands

Dasha Kiper

A Guardian 'Best ideas book of 2023'


'The best book I have ever read that explores the effect on the brain of the carer, when someone has dementia' Professor June Andrews, author of
Dementia: The One-Stop Guide

Dasha Kiper was twenty-five when she first became the live-in carer for a Holocaust survivor with Alzheimer's disease. She soon discovered the emotional strain and challenges of caring for a person whose condition disrupts the rules of time, order and continuity. In Travellers to Unimaginable Lands, Kiper explores the complex and profound psychology of caregiving, illuminating how the healthy brain's biases and intuitions make caring for people with dementia disorders so profoundly and inherently difficult.

Blending neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and literature with beautifully-observed case studies, Kiper illuminates the underlying mental mechanisms behind carers' experiences, dispels the myth of the perfect caregiver and, in the process, opens the door to understanding and forgiveness.

  • Classification : PSYCHOLOGY
  • Pub Date : MAR 7, 2024
  • Imprint : Profile Books
  • Page Extent : 272
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781800816206
  • Price : INR 599

Dasha Kiper

Drawing on case studies that focus on both the person with dementia and the care-giver, the book makes use of neuroscience and psychology to provide a new perspective on the condition and its effects

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