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Dr Chris Perkins (FRANZCP), author of The New Zealand Dementia Guide and Dementia: What you need to know — a guide for people with dementia and their caregivers, trained at Otago Medical School and worked as a GP in Wellington and Thames, before training in psychiatry in Hamilton and Auckland.Since qualifying, Chris has worked mainly in old-age psychiatry in both the public and private sectors. She holds a Diploma of Professional Ethics, is Director of The Selwyn Centre for Ageing and Spirituality, and works part-time as a locum around New Zealand. Chris is chair of the National Dementia Cooperative (ndc.hiirc.org.nz/) and on the Board of Alzheimer’s NZ. She has recently researched spiritual care in dementia units and continues to speak at conferences and other gatherings in New Zealand and overseas.

Books by Chris Perkins

Dementia: What You Need to Know

Thorough and compassionate information about dementia and Alzheimers for caregivers and people with early dementia.

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