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Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell

Somebody I Used to Know

Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell
Jun 05, 2018 | 272 Pages
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Somebody I Used to Know is both an indispensable guide for people grappling with the consequences of a dementia diagnosis and a stirring account of courage in the face of devastating loss.”Booklist (starred review)

“A brave and illuminating journey inside the mind, heart, and life of a person with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.”—Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice

“This is an eloquent and poignant book. Those of us who have gone on the heartbreaking journey of losing a loved one to dementia have wondered what they were feeling. Wendy Mitchell’s courageous and unflinching account lets us know.”—Patti Davis, author of The Long Goodbye

“I am so impressed with Wendy Mitchell’s attitude and ability to explain her experience—she is both an inspiration and a guide. I think this book will be extremely helpful to people who are trying to come to terms with dementia, in their own lives or the lives of their family and friends.”—Michael Palin

“Remarkable . . . Mitchell gives such clear-eyed insight that anyone who knows a person living with dementia should read this book.”The Times (London)

“A landmark book . . . The best reward for [Mitchell’s] courage and candour would surely be fundamental changes in the way people with dementia are treated by society.”—Financial Times

“This memoir, with its humour and its sense of resilience, demonstrates how the diagnosis of dementia is not a clear line that a person crosses; they are no different . . . than they were the day before.”—Nicci Gerrard, The Observer

“Read this amazing book. It will change a lot of people’s minds about what it means to have the disease.”—Pat Sikes, professor of education, University of Sheffield

“An extraordinary book about a disease we know so little about, awe-inspiring, courageous, and insightful . . . I would recommend it to everyone.”—Rosie Boycott, activist and author of A Nice Girl Like Me

“A sensitive, affective, and moving chronicle of how a woman with Alzheimer’s has refused to let the disease completely rule her life. . . . In this moving, well-written memoir, [Wendy] Mitchell relates how her life inevitably changed. . . . [She] obviously refuses to give up, as evidenced by her writing this poignant statement of her life after the diagnosis.”Kirkus Reviews
“This is a book from which we can all learn. And its lessons go beyond treating those living with Alzheimer’s with less pity and more respect.”The Sunday Times (UK)

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