Nicci Gerrard (c) Phil Fisk

Nicci Gerrard

What Can Dementia Teach Us About Love?

FoI at Waterstones/
Mon 29 April 2019
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

Nicci Gerrard

What Can Dementia Teach Us About Love?

Nicci Gerrard (c) Phil Fisk
Mon 29 April 2019,
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

In 2015, an estimated 850,000 people in the UK were living with a form of dementia; the same number thought to be undiagnosed. As the population ages, it is estimated that this figure will increase to over 1 million by 2021 and 2 million by 2051.

After her father’s slow death from dementia, writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us around the world. In her latest book, What Dementia Teaches Us About Love, she speaks to those affected by the disease: from people living with dementia and families trying to make sense of the changes to their loved ones, to the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain and therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers.

In conversation with Jenny Lacey, she discusses issues around memory, language, identity, ageing and the notion of what it truly means to care, asking what – in the end – really matters.

Image credit Phil Fisk.

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