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The Resource Memory's last breath : field notes on my dementia, Gerda Saunders

Memory's last breath : field notes on my dementia, Gerda Saunders

Label
Memory's last breath : field notes on my dementia
Title
Memory's last breath
Title remainder
field notes on my dementia
Statement of responsibility
Gerda Saunders
Title variation
Memorys last breath
Title variation remainder
field notes on my dementia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal, Memory's Last Breath is Saunders' astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa
Summary
A former literature professor offers an unsparing account of her life with dementia and what it is like to be an intellectual person who is aware of her irreversible cognitive decline
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10567643
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, Gerda
Dewey number
362.1968/310092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saunders, Gerda
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Aging
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Dementia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
field notes on my dementia
Label
Memory's last breath : field notes on my dementia, Gerda Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Telling who I am before I forget -- Quantum puff adders and fractional memories -- The grammar of the disappearing self -- This is your brain on the fritz -- Of madness and love I -- Of madness and love II -- Makeovers in extremis -- The exit that dare not say its name
Control code
ocn960294165
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780316502627
Lccn
2017003005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)960294165
Label
Memory's last breath : field notes on my dementia, Gerda Saunders
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Telling who I am before I forget -- Quantum puff adders and fractional memories -- The grammar of the disappearing self -- This is your brain on the fritz -- Of madness and love I -- Of madness and love II -- Makeovers in extremis -- The exit that dare not say its name
Control code
ocn960294165
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780316502627
Lccn
2017003005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)960294165

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