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Author Gerrard, Nicci, author.

Title The last ocean : a journey through memory and forgetting / Nicci Gerrard.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.831 GER    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 254 pages ; 22 cm
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Note First published as What Dementia Teaches Us about Love in Great Britain by Alen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random Hose UK.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252).
Summary "Diagnosed with dementia, Nicci Gerrard's father, John, continued to live life on his own terms, alongside the disease. But when an isolating hospital stay precipitated a dramatic turn for the worse, Gerrard, an award-winning journalist and author, recognized that it was not just the disease, but misguided protocol and harmful practice that cause pain at the end of life. Inspired by his memory to seek a better course for all who suffer with the disease and those who love them, Gerrard became a relentless campaigner. The Last Ocean is Gerrard's attempt to investigate what dementia does to both the person who lives with the condition and to their caregivers. Dementia is now one of the leading causes of death in the West, and this necessary book will offer both comfort and a map to those walking through it. While she begins with her father's long slip into forgetting, the writing expands to elegantly investigate dementia writ large. It's a raw but literary look at caring for someone who has been robbed of their selfhood. Gerrard gives shape both to the unimaginable loss of one's own faculties, as well as to the pain of their loved ones. Her lens is unflinching, but Gerrard takes great pains to honor her subjects and to find the beauty and the humanity in their seemingly diminished states"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dementia -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Dementia -- Patients -- Care.
Dementia -- Social aspects.
Added Title What dementia teaches us about love
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Gerrard, Nicci. What dementia teaches us about love London : Allen Lane, 2019 9780241347454
ISBN 9780525521969 (hardcover)
0525521968 (hardcover)

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