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Dementia & Future Care with Nicci Gerrard and Sara Imarisio

Nicci Gerrard & Sara Imarisio: Dementia and Future Care

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After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What does dementia mean, for those who live with it, and those who care for them? Her new book, What Dementia Teaches Us About Love, is an attempt to understand. It is filled with stories, both moving and optimistic: from those living with dementia to those planning the end of life, from the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain to the therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers, from the campaigners battling for greater compassion in care to the families trying to make sense of this 'incomprehensible de-creation of the self'.

Nicci is joined by Sara Imarisio, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, who will explain what we currently know about dementia and where the complex field of dementia research is heading.

"Dementia is all around us, in our families and in our genes; perhaps in our own futures. If it's not you or me, it's someone we love." Nicci Gerrard

Event chaired by Francesca Baker.

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