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Unforgotten: Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India

By: Bianca Brijnath

Price: $15.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101760

ISBN: 8125055096

Condition: New


As life expectancy increases in India, the number of people living with dementia will also rise. Yet little is known about how people in India cope with dementia, how relationships and identities change through illness and loss. In addressing this question, this book offers a rich ethnographic account of how middle-class families in urban India care for their relatives with dementia. From the husband who wakes up at 3 am to feed his wife ice-cream to the daughters who gave up employment for seven years to care for their mother with dementia, this book illuminates the local idioms on dementia a... View more info