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Remind Me Who I Am, Again In 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


10 thoughts on “Remind Me Who I Am, Again

  1. says:

    A daughter writing a memoir about her mother s Alzheimer, the relationship between the two, and the family history It sounds like something I would be very keen to read however I have some very complicated feelings about this book The heartbreak over seeing someone completely losing themselves is very real and touching and the decision to write about it is just as touching But Linda Grant writes about her egotistical mother in an equally egotistical way it felt like she s trying to expose A daughter writing a memoir about her mother s Alzheimer, the relationship between the two, and the family history It sounds like something I would be very keen to read however I have some very complicated feelings about this book The heartbreak over seeing someone completely losing themselves is very real and touching and the decision to write about it is just as touching But Linda Grant writes about her egotistical mother in an equally egotistical way it felt like she s trying to expose her mother for what she really is, trying to convert her mother s many friends into seeing the real her Which felt strangely cruel, and a bit of a pointless exercise, especially since there were no insights to their relationship it felt like Grant was writing with a bit of a stiff upper lip, just recounting all the emotional abuse as it happened But this is not the 8 o clock news and doesn t make for a very good memoir


  2. 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 B W 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 wo 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 personality and a return to a childish stage Then again, if I had a mother like that, maybe I wouldn t be able to look past it either.Either way, I wish it had been edited hello Granta editor and presentedevenly and interestingly because Ms Grant does have writing talent and stories to tell I got through this one only because of my interest in stories about memory loss, but wouldn t have otherwise


  3. 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 seem much less isolated isolating This could be a claustrophobi 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 seem much less isolated isolating This could be a claustrophobic narrative, aboutt increasing limitation, the narrowing of experience However Linda Grant s reflections on stories and histories, her researches into the nature of memory itself, give this account of her mother s progressing dementia a breadth and profundity that is oddly exhilarating


  4. says:

    I read this book many years ago, and it has stayed with me That s why I gave it such a high rating Linda Grant has a volatile relationship with her mother actually, with both her parents But as her strong, tough mother deteriorates, she does what she can to support her Grant is angry at her mother, and the reader watches her work through her resentments as the mother continues to deteriorate But although that fact sometimes makes the book hard to read, it rings all too true Life has taugh I read this book many years ago, and it has stayed with me That s why I gave it such a high rating Linda Grant has a volatile relationship with her mother actually, with both her parents But as her strong, tough mother deteriorates, she does what she can to support her Grant is angry at her mother, and the reader watches her work through her resentments as the mother continues to deteriorate But although that fact sometimes makes the book hard to read, it rings all too true Life has taught me that losing someone with whom I have a difficult relationship is a thousand times harder than losing someone with whom I have no issues Grant has written a deeply personal memoir If you want something sweet about how hard it is to lose the perfect mother, go on and pass this book by But if you re open to reading a gritty account of dealing with a difficult woman who only growsdifficult, this book is for you


  5. 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 of their composition I also was not really interested in this family s story as it unfolded The family has never really been honest with one another or the world, so I was challenged to know who to care about and why I should.


  6. 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 str 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 lost her fight with dementia 9 months ago I m not sure that I could have, or should have, read this whilst she was alive But as I try and come to terms with the experiences of those 14 or so years it helps to know I wasn t the only person to ask these questions or struggle with these things


  7. 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 beliefs If you re go 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 beliefs If you re going it I criticize a religion, Inuit should at least havethan a passing knowledge of its tenets and traditions However, the dilemma about how to care for a mother who s reverted to childhood is wrenching It made me appreciate the love and care that my aunt provided for my grandmother


  8. 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 tru 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 truer statement


  9. 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.


  10. 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 herdistant relatives and was generally unimpressed with the writing and Grant s insights.


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