Somebody I Used to Know (Paperback)
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Somebody I Used to Know (Paperback)

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When Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with dementia at the age of fifty-eight, she had to say goodbye to the woman she once was. Her career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook and run - the various shades of her independence - were suddenly gone. Yet Wendy was determined not to give in. She was, and still is, propelled by a need to live in the moment, never knowing which version of herself might surface tomorrow. In this phenomenal memoir - the first of its kind - Wendy grapples with questions most of us have never had to consider. What do you value when loss of memory reframes what you have, how you have lived and what you stand to lose? What happens when you can no longer recognise your own daughters, or even, on the foggiest of days, yourself? Philosophical, intensely personal and ultimately hopeful, Somebody I Used to Know gets to the very heart of what it means to be human. It is both a heartrending tribute to the woman Wendy used to be, and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408893371
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Edition: Export/Airside

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“A glimpse into one brave woman's life....”

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with early-onset dementia when she was just 58 years old.

This is her own account of how to live with this illness without losing your memories, your dignity and your life.

Her... More

Hardback edition
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“Great read -just finished three chapters”

Really sensitive writing about a difficult journey. I know for I am travelling this troubled, misunderstood and fear filled road. Wendy writes so well, is so sensitive, positive and generous. I know she had some help... More

Hardback edition
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“Incredible”

A beautifully written memoir of early onset Altziemers written by Wendy who was diagnosed at 58. What I liked was that it was unsentimental and very practical. It has certainly opened my eyes as to how to treat and... More

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