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In Search of My Father

Helena Popovic

What happens when life throws together a busy, enthusiastic, doctor-daughter and her bereaved, disenchanted, dependent father? What happens when science meets stubbornness and a parent needs parenting? Following her mother’s death, Dr Helena Popovic puts her medical training and beliefs to the test when she becomes the carer for her elderly father, who has encroaching dementia. A passionate medical practitioner and international speaker, Helena finds herself living out everything she preached. This moving story is part personal diary, part scientific treatise and part practical guide, woven together with humorous anecdotes. Above all, it’s an inspiring account of a daughter in search of her father: the man beyond the grief, despair, depression and dementia. This timeless book deals with a complex issue many of us will need to face: how best to care for elderly parents or loved ones who can no longer care for themselves. What do those in our care most need from us? Are there steps we can take to defy dementia and build a better brain? Are we able to sharpen our intellect, tap into brain potential we never knew we had, and prevent the cognitive decline most of us believe is inevitable with ageing? The answer is an unequivocal YES! Facts inform but stories transform. The facts in this book will change your thinking – the story in this book will change your life. ‘Who would have thought that dementia could be such an adventure—that adventure, in fact, prevents dementia!’ Dr Sarah Woodbury FRANZCOG Duration - 8h 37m. Author - Helena Popovic. Narrator - Ella Watson-Russell. Published Date - Sunday, 22 January 2023. Copyright - © 2011 Helen Popovic ©.

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What happens when life throws together a busy, enthusiastic, doctor-daughter and her bereaved, disenchanted, dependent father? What happens when science meets stubbornness and a parent needs parenting? Following her mother’s death, Dr Helena Popovic puts her medical training and beliefs to the test when she becomes the carer for her elderly father, who has encroaching dementia. A passionate medical practitioner and international speaker, Helena finds herself living out everything she preached. This moving story is part personal diary, part scientific treatise and part practical guide, woven together with humorous anecdotes. Above all, it’s an inspiring account of a daughter in search of her father: the man beyond the grief, despair, depression and dementia. This timeless book deals with a complex issue many of us will need to face: how best to care for elderly parents or loved ones who can no longer care for themselves. What do those in our care most need from us? Are there steps we can take to defy dementia and build a better brain? Are we able to sharpen our intellect, tap into brain potential we never knew we had, and prevent the cognitive decline most of us believe is inevitable with ageing? The answer is an unequivocal YES! Facts inform but stories transform. The facts in this book will change your thinking – the story in this book will change your life. ‘Who would have thought that dementia could be such an adventure—that adventure, in fact, prevents dementia!’ Dr Sarah Woodbury FRANZCOG Duration - 8h 37m. Author - Helena Popovic. Narrator - Ella Watson-Russell. Published Date - Sunday, 22 January 2023. Copyright - © 2011 Helen Popovic ©.

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English


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Dedication

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Ch1 Intention

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Ch 25 Basics

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Ch 32 BEEP

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Ch 101 In His Words

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Ch 107 Packing Take 4

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About the Author

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