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海外有庫存,下單後進貨(等候期約30個工作天)
The Last Ocean ― A Journey Through Memory and Forgetting
  • The Last Ocean ― A Journey Through Memory and Forgetting

  • ISBN13:9780525521969
  • 出版社:Penguin Pr
  • 作者:Nicci Gerrard
  • 裝訂/頁數:精裝/272頁
  • 規格:21cm*14cm*1.7cm (高/寬/厚)
  • 出版日:2019/08/13
定  價:NT$980元
優惠價: 79774
可得紅利積點:23 點

海外有庫存,下單後進貨(等候期約30個工作天)

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From the award-winning journalist and author, a lyrical, raw, and humane investigation of dementia that explores both the journey of the person who lives with the condition and that of their loved ones.

Diagnosed with dementia, Nicci Gerrard's father, John, continued to live life on his own terms, alongside the disease. But when an isolating hospital stay precipitated a dramatic turn for the worse, Gerrard, an award-winning journalist and author, recognized that it was not just the disease, but misguided protocol and harmful practice that cause pain at the end of life. Inspired by his memory to seek a better course for all who suffer with the disease and those who love them, Gerrard became a relentless campaigner.

THE LAST OCEAN is Gerrard's attempt to investigate what dementia does to both the person who lives with the condition and to their caregivers. Dementia is now one of the leading causes of death in the West, and this necessary book will offer both comfort and a map to those walking through it. While she begins with her father's long slip into forgetting, the writing expands to elegantly investigate dementia writ large. It's a raw but literary look at caring for someone who has been robbed of their selfhood. Gerrard gives shape both to the unimaginable loss of one's own faculties, as well as to the pain of their loved ones. Her lens is unflinching, but Gerrard takes great pains to honor her subjects and to find the beauty and the humanity in their seemingly diminished states.

In so doing, she examines the philosophy of what it means to be human, to have a self. And she looks at better models of dementia care around the world, at how we can offer dignity and peace to those who suffer with the disease.

Not only will it aid those walking with dementia patients, THE LAST OCEAN will prompt all of us to think on the nature of a life well lived.
As well as being a novelist, Nicci Gerrard is a journalist, a campaigner and a humanist celebrant. Nicci Gerrard writes for The Observer and is the co-author, with Sean French, of the UK bestselling Nicci French thrillers. In 2016 she won the Orwell Prize for Journalism, for a piece exploring dementia. Following her father's death in 2014, she co-founded John's Campaign which seeks to make care for those who are vulnerable and powerless more compassionate, and is now a national movement in the UK.

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