Memory's Last Breath

Field Notes on My Dementia
Product Number: EB00687118
Released: Jun 13, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316502573
Publisher: Hachette Books
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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY NPR "For anyone facing dementia, [Saunders'] words are truly enlightening...?nspiring lessons about living and thriving with dementia."-Maria Shriver, NBC's Today Show A "courageous and singular book" (Andrew Solomon), Memory's Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir-"an intimate, revealing account of living with dementia" (Shelf Awareness). Based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal, Memory's Last Breath is Gerda Saunders' astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders, a former university professor, nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa.

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Author(s): Gerda Saunders
Original Publish Date: Jun 13, 2017

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Author(s): Gerda Saunders
Product Number DD31134
Released: Jun 13, 2017
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ISBN: #9781478949923
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Author(s): Gerda Saunders
Narrator(s): Edita Brychta
Product Number Z100122081
Released: Jun 13, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478949909

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