What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love - Penguin Biography

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Synopsis

A SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

'Immensely powerful . . . her investigation of this terrible illness is sensitive and compelling' Sunday Times

After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What does dementia mean, for those who live with it, and those who care for them?

This truthful, humane book is an attempt to understand. It is filled with stories, both moving and optimistic: from those living with dementia to those planning the end of life, from the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain to the therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers, from the campaigners battling for greater compassion in care to the families trying to make sense of this 'incomprehensible de-creation of the self'.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141986432
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.831
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 22657
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 200g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 16mm