An unforgettable account of living with Alzheimer's Disease by the partner of a brilliant artist whose mind is collapsing.
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|Library of Congress
||Alzheimer's disease - Patients - Family relationships
Description of this Book
Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her. Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man's mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie's disturbing behaviour is described in a series of terrible, understated revelations. An unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people in the UK and Ireland.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||'[A] candid, affecting and beautifully written account of living with Alzheimer's' The Bookseller.
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
Julia Kelly was born in 1969 and studied English, Sociology and Journalism in Dublin. Her novels include With my Lazy Eye and The Playground. She lives in Dalkey, County Dublin.