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The Resource The last ocean : a journey through memory and forgetting, Nicci Gerrard

The last ocean : a journey through memory and forgetting, Nicci Gerrard

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The last ocean : a journey through memory and forgetting
Title
The last ocean
Title remainder
a journey through memory and forgetting
Statement of responsibility
Nicci Gerrard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning journalist and author, a lyrical, raw, and humane investigation of dementia that explores both the journey of the person who lives with the condition and that of their loved ones. 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerrard, Nicci
Dewey number
  • 616.8/310092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC521
LC item number
.G47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gerrard, John
  • Dementia
  • Dementia
  • Biographies
Label
The last ocean : a journey through memory and forgetting, Nicci Gerrard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Facing up -- Getting older -- The brain, the mind and the self -- Memory and forgetting -- The diagnosis -- Shame -- The carers -- Connecting through the arts -- Home -- The later stages -- Hospitals -- At the end -- Saying goodbye -- Death -- Beginnings again
Control code
on1075530765
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780525521969
Lccn
2019022660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1075530765
Label
The last ocean : a journey through memory and forgetting, Nicci Gerrard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Facing up -- Getting older -- The brain, the mind and the self -- Memory and forgetting -- The diagnosis -- Shame -- The carers -- Connecting through the arts -- Home -- The later stages -- Hospitals -- At the end -- Saying goodbye -- Death -- Beginnings again
Control code
on1075530765
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780525521969
Lccn
2019022660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1075530765

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