On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear
ISBN: 1948226286
EAN13: 9781948226288
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 14, 2020
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An essential book for those coping with Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders that reframe s] our understanding of dementia with sensitivity and accuracy . . . to grant better futures to our loved ones and ourselves (Parul Sehgal, The New York Times).

An estimated fifty million people in the world suffer from dementia. Diseases such as Alzheimer's erase parts of one's memory but are also often said to erase the self. People don't simply die from such diseases; they are imagined, in the clichés of our era, as vanishing in plain sight, fading away, or enduring a long goodbye. In On Vanishing, Lynn Casteel Harper, a Baptist minister and nursing home chaplain, investigates the myths and metaphors surrounding dementia and aging, addressing not only the indignities caused by the condition but also by the rhetoric surrounding it. Harper asks essential questions about the nature of our outsized fear of dementia, the stigma this fear may create, and what it might mean for us all to try to vanish well.

Weaving together personal stories with theology, history, philosophy, literature, and science, Harper confronts our elemental fears of disappearance and death, drawing on her own experiences with people with dementia both in the American healthcare system and within her own family. In the course of unpacking her own stories and encounters--of Read More chevron_right

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