Review: Dad’s not all there anymore by Alex Demetris

Dad's not all there anymore

  • Alex Demetris
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • 21st December, 2015
  • Health, Mind & Body

“Louie what?”

John’s dad, Pete, was already diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when he began to have some very strange experiences, not least of which was the little red-haired girl who followed him around the house. Eventually diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), his hallucinations and other symptoms became more frequent and intense, and Pete moved into a care home.

Based on his family’s experience of his father’s LBD, Alex Demetris’ comic explores with tenderness and humour one of the most common yet often unheard of types of dementia; what it is, its symptoms, living in a care home and the impact on people living with the condition and their families.

Very nice little comic book about John’s dad Pete who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease couple years ago. Then, later,  when he started to develop other symptoms, Peter got diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LDB). Soon enough his hallucinations and other symptoms became too intense, and Peter had to move into a care home.

Before I read this book I had never heard about this type of Dementia. However, I did not have a need to google it as this book explained it perfectly on a basic level. Story itself was simple, moving and not overwhelming.

Dad’s not there anymore features everyday characters, just like you and me, and how we deal with  situations when our loved one is facing life’s challenges.


I received a review copy from publisher through Netgalley for honest opinion. Nobody paid me to write this.