[BOOKS] ⚦ Remind Me Who I Am, Again By Linda Grant – Anguillais.us

Remind Me Who I Am, AgainIn 1993 Linda Grant S Mother, Rose, Was Diagnosed With Multi Infarct Dementia With Roses S Memory Deteriorating, A Whole World Was In The Process Of Being Lost In This Work She Looks At The Question Of Identity, Memory And Autonomy That Dementia Raises.

[BOOKS] ⚦ Remind Me Who I Am, Again By Linda Grant – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Remind Me Who I Am, Again
  • Linda Grant
  • English
  • 07 August 2017
  • 9781862071711

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ⚦ Remind Me Who I Am, Again By Linda Grant – Anguillais.us

  1. says:

    Remind Me Who I Am, Again is a memoir written by Linda Grant about her mother who suffers from vascular dementia which is brought about by a series of small strokes It s a bit of a English Jewish family history going back a couple of generations, complete with old BW photos but only in the beginning But mostly, it s about Ms Grant s troubled history with her mother and how dementia compounds those problems It tends to ramble, and the family history bits aren t written in a way that would necessarily be interesting to a non family member There are bits in the middle where she appears to get lazy and just quotes her journal, all in italics and fragmentary sentences And there are sections in the end which just throw in random family members and their history and that s pretty boring But Ms Grant has a charming and informal if frantic style of writing, so I found RMWIAA relatively easy to read, despite a sometimes irritating unawareness Despite all the research she s apparently done and she quotes it in a style reminiscent of a high school essay , she s unable to attribute her mother s atrocious behaviour to brain damage, and instead keeps blaming it all on her pe...

  2. says:

    In some ways this is a grim book, yet I am finding rereading it bizarrely comforting.Linda Grant is uncompromisingly honest on what it can mean to respect the choices made by older people their need for independence , when independence means living in fear, isolation and confusion.Reading about the nightmarish struggles of another middle aged person with a frail elderly parent, can make the situation in one s own family circle see...

  3. says:

    I didn t finish this book Partially, it s my own issue, because I was expecting a memoir about dementia or Alzheimer s and this is a story about a family and their history Unfortunately, I had difficulty reading the sentences because ...

  4. says:

    This gets 5 stars from me because some elements of it are so very, heartbreaking, familiar I ve nodded, read bits to the lovely husband who has been by my side during the whole, and the end, of my Mum s journey through dementia, and I ve cried The use of verbal cues to disguise a failing grasp on conversation yes, that s right The need to rediscover the history of the family I wrote chapters of my Mum s life to give her care team a backstory and some context to who she had been The struggle to come to terms with this new relationship that throws you into a very different role to that you d had before.The challenge with guilt.Mum los...

  5. says:

    A brutally honest book about dealing with a parent s dimentia Grant is not always likeable in this account, but she shines a bright light on her relationship with her mother, spanning decades I found her assumption of Jewish knowledge irritating, mostly because of many mistakes chazoreth for example, seemingly combining chazeret and charoseth we re often in close context with Grant s statement about Judaism, which were given with authority, and often at odds with my ...

  6. says:

    Without memory there s chaos, without memory we don t exist A thought provoking book on memory thats told through her relationship with her Mother and her worsening state of Multi Infarct Dementia The importance of memory and history has always fascinated me and Linda Grant delivers a very well written memoir on the subject A favourite quote from the book actually comes from Saul Bellow an unexamined life is meaningless but the examined life can make you want to kill yourself Never a t...

  7. says:

    Dealing with the difficult subject of dementia this book would be of interest to anybody with a relative suffering from the condition It s well researched and refreshingly unsentimental but inevitably it is a little depressing.

  8. says:

    I might be rating unfairly here, because I read this book for a class in which it has no rightful place Overall, however, I had some ethical concerns with regards to naming some of her distant relatives and was generally unimpressed with the writing and Grant s insights.

  9. says:

    Two types of memoirs dominate these days Boomers living through their own medical hell and boomers living through their parents medical hell demise This was very good, very honest I think A meditation on love, duty, disability and exhaustion.

  10. says:

    great insight into living and caring for someone with dementia

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