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Where Memories Go

Why dementia changes everything - Now with a new chapter

Where Memories Go

Why dementia changes everything - Now with a new chapter

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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444751819
Published: 29/01/2015

Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson's bestselling memoir of caring (with her two sisters) for their mother Mamie during many years of living with dementia.

Sad and funny, wise and honest, this deeply intimate account of insidious losses and unexpected joys is also a call to arms that challenges us all to think differently about how we cope with a disease like dementia and care for our loved ones.

Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson is the oldest of the five children of journalists Magnus Magnusson and Mamie Baird. A journalist and broadcaster herself, she has been a BBC news and current affairs presenter for many years. She has authored ten books, including non-fiction and children's, and her debut novel The Sealwoman's Gift will be out in February 2018. She is the recipient of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for writing 2014 and was shortlisted for the Saltire Literary Book of the Year award for Where Memories Go. twitter.com/sallymag1 facebook.com/wherememoriesgo www.sallymagnusson.com

'A deeply moving, yet ultimately triumphant story of a family coping with the loss of a loved one... Written with extraordinary empathy and tenderness... What stands out most amid the chaos and heartache are not sadness and gloom, but rather the strength of human love and the versatility of the human spirit, as we witness the family bravely coming to terms with their bereavement. A shining example of courage in adversity.' — The Lady

'It is an emotional book, beautifully written, well observed, and important for all of us who at some stage or another be caught up in a similar tragedy... It is hard to read it without weeping.' — Magnus Linklater, West Highland Press - Books of the Year 2014

'I was bowled over by this book. Intensely moving and inspiring, it is as much about living, laughing and family life as it is about loss and death. I read it in one sitting and thought about it again and again.' — Joanna Lumley

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