In Cindy Weinstein’s book Finding the Right Words: A History of Literature, Mourning, and the Brain, the author reflects on his father’s diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, and how his love for writing and literature gave him a way to come to terms with the diagnosis and mourn his death.
The book’s co-author, Bruce Miller, draws on his insights into the science behind dementia, discussing how various forms of dementia affect people’s memory, language, and behaviors.
Join Being Patient’s LiveTalk with Weinstein, professor of English at the California Institute of Technology, and Miller, professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, as the duo share the story of Weinstein’s father and reflect on how whose intersection of literature and neurology may enrich our understanding of dementia.
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