Sally Magnusson: Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything (in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas)
Tuesday 4th March 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Chargeable Event
Regarded as one of the finest journalists of her generation, Mamie Baird Magnusson's whole life was a celebration of words - words that she fought to retain in the face of a disease which is fast becoming the scourge of the 21st century. Sally Magnusson was Mamie's eldest child. In her new book, Where Memories Go, she attempts to keep her mother's spirit alive as dementia begins to overwhelm both their lives.
Chronicling the sadness, the loneliness and the unexpected laughs and joys of caring for a loved one as dementia takes hold, Sally seeks understanding from a range of experts and asks penetrating questions about how we treat older people.
Dementia numbers are exploding across the world - with the World Health Organisation estimating one new case every four seconds. If the disease were a country it would be the eighteenth largest in the world. Sally Magnusson presents a timely manifesto and an extraordinary memoir in one searingly beautiful narrative. In this event, she talks about the impact dementia has had upon her and her family and ways to manage this in the future.
Tickets: £4.00 (including VAT). To book online, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8348313029
Tickets also for sale at the store. Ticket entitles you to money off in Foyles at Cabot Circus - show it at the till to get a discount on featured titles on the night of the event, plus use it for 15% off all in store purchases for a month afterwards.
Author image © Derek Prescott
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