Nicci Gerrard

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

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Fri 3rd May 2019 Start Time: 2:00 pm End Time: 3:00 pm

Stratford Play House

£10 (£8 students)

The writer, campaigner, celebrated novelist (with her husband as Nicci French and recipient of the 2016 Orwell Prize for Journalism, talks about the issues surrounding memory, language, identity and ageing. Inspired by her father’s battle with dementia and aware that 850,000 in the UK are living with the (diagnosed) disease, she’ll explore the illness that touches millions around the world and its impact. Nicci is co-founder of John’s Campaign, named after her father, which has campaigned to give carers of those with dementia the right to accompany them in hospital. ‘Nobody has written on dementia as well as Nicci Gerrard in this book’ Andrew Marr.

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