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by Deborah Wearing


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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Forever Today: A Memoir Of Love And Amnesia. This is a harrowing, haunting and heartening book - a loss-story which is also a love story. It takes us deep inside the question of what it means to be human. - Andrew Motion "Sometimes terrifying, sometimes very funny, and always deeply moving, Deborah Wearing's beautifully written testament to a love that survives all the ravages of her husband's amnesia is a book to seize the heart. - Lindsay Clarke, author of the Whitbread winning The Chymical Wedding "A remarkable book: absorbing, moving and humbling.

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Permanent Present Tense: The man with no memory, and what he taught the world Paperback. Deborah Wearing campaigned for ten years for special medical services for the brain-damaged, and founded The Amnesia Association. She now combines writing with her work as an administrator for Britain& National Health Service.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Forever Today: A Memoir Of Love And Amnesia . Deborah Wearing campaigned for specialist services for brain-injured people and helped found a national charity, the Amnesia Association (merged in 1991 with Headway).

Deborah Wearing campaigned for specialist services for brain-injured people and helped found a national charity, the Amnesia Association (merged in 1991 with Headway). She now works as a communications officer in the NHS. Country of Publication.

Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. I was very torn about this book

Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. I was very torn about this book. On the one hand, it is the absolutely fascinating, and tragic tale of a musician and conductor who suffered a devastating form of amnesia after a bout of encephalitis. She now works as a writer.

oceedings{Wearing2005ForeverT, title {Forever today : a memoir of love and amnesia}, author {Deborah Wearing} . Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known.

oceedings{Wearing2005ForeverT, title {Forever today : a memoir of love and amnesia}, author {Deborah Wearing}, year {2005} }. Deborah Wearing. Every conscious moment is for him as if he has just come round from a long coma, an endlessly repeating loop of awakening.

Forever Today : A Memoir Of Love And Amnesia. By (author) Deborah Wearing. show more. But she found she could never love another the way she loved Clive. She returned to England. Today, although Clive still lives in care, and still has the worst case of amnesia in the world, he continues to improve.

Forever Today: A Memoir of Love and Amnesia (Charnwood Large Print) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1846171253

ISBN: 1846171253

Author: Deborah Wearing

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Arts & Literature

Language: English

Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd; New Ed edition (January 1, 2006)

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Ichalote
Featured in a chapter of Oliver Sacks' book: Musociphillia (also superb), Clive Wearing, British conductor, music producer and musicologist specializing in the Reniassance -- especially the works of Orlando Lazus -- won the nightmare lottery and completely LOST the whole area of his brain where all powers of memory are exclusively located in late March, 1985! Having just married his longtime POSSLQ, he lucked out for real in the only way such a person can: his woman has stuck by him ever since. In this riveting, bittersweet memoir, that woman evokes their painful journey in a compassionate, insightful and ultimately uplifting way which will get you thinking about life, love and identity in completely new ways, expanding what you think it even MEANS to be a living, loving person. With hardly enough memory to finish your own sentences, could you keep your sanity, your family? Remarkably, the two things Clive has always been able to remember over the past quarter century are his music and the love of his life. After the new millennium, he has even been able to lay down a few memories of the world around him, despite having no hipicampi AT ALL. His story will be of interest to romantics, musicophilles and brain/mind people -- as well as to anyone who has ever wondered what life would be like with no past. GET THIS, no matter what it costs!! You won't be able to put it down until you're completely finished. And you'll actually be a better person for having read it, a rare claim to be able to make about a book. ENJOY
Ichalote
Featured in a chapter of Oliver Sacks' book: Musociphillia (also superb), Clive Wearing, British conductor, music producer and musicologist specializing in the Reniassance -- especially the works of Orlando Lazus -- won the nightmare lottery and completely LOST the whole area of his brain where all powers of memory are exclusively located in late March, 1985! Having just married his longtime POSSLQ, he lucked out for real in the only way such a person can: his woman has stuck by him ever since. In this riveting, bittersweet memoir, that woman evokes their painful journey in a compassionate, insightful and ultimately uplifting way which will get you thinking about life, love and identity in completely new ways, expanding what you think it even MEANS to be a living, loving person. With hardly enough memory to finish your own sentences, could you keep your sanity, your family? Remarkably, the two things Clive has always been able to remember over the past quarter century are his music and the love of his life. After the new millennium, he has even been able to lay down a few memories of the world around him, despite having no hipicampi AT ALL. His story will be of interest to romantics, musicophilles and brain/mind people -- as well as to anyone who has ever wondered what life would be like with no past. GET THIS, no matter what it costs!! You won't be able to put it down until you're completely finished. And you'll actually be a better person for having read it, a rare claim to be able to make about a book. ENJOY
Uris
This is the most awe-inspiring book I have ever read. The story of an unbelievable tragedy which struck down the career of a brilliant man, musician/conductor, husband (Clive Wearing) into a life of the severest amnesia ever known. Through this book, written by his wife Deborah, we see a wonderfully, caring, and courageous young woman who loves, cares for and nurtures Clive in the hellish existence which has become their life. She does this for the man she dearly loves and who loves her in return (they are truly "one".) Only when the book is ending, after Deborah has sought solace and answers from a long way from home, does she find what she has been seeking; the ultimate help with which to continue her life with the only man she truly loves. No-one should ever have to go through anything as dreadful as this.....yet without going through this pain, tragedy and loneliness endured by both Clive and Deborah - in different ways, we are privy to the old adage that "Love conquers all". A very personal insight into their lives - a privilege to read, an inspiration to all.
Uris
This is the most awe-inspiring book I have ever read. The story of an unbelievable tragedy which struck down the career of a brilliant man, musician/conductor, husband (Clive Wearing) into a life of the severest amnesia ever known. Through this book, written by his wife Deborah, we see a wonderfully, caring, and courageous young woman who loves, cares for and nurtures Clive in the hellish existence which has become their life. She does this for the man she dearly loves and who loves her in return (they are truly "one".) Only when the book is ending, after Deborah has sought solace and answers from a long way from home, does she find what she has been seeking; the ultimate help with which to continue her life with the only man she truly loves. No-one should ever have to go through anything as dreadful as this.....yet without going through this pain, tragedy and loneliness endured by both Clive and Deborah - in different ways, we are privy to the old adage that "Love conquers all". A very personal insight into their lives - a privilege to read, an inspiration to all.
Ranenast
I have become fascinated with the story of the Wearings when I first came across Clive's very unique condition during an unrelated literature search on thought disorders and amnesia for a clinical presentation. The book is excellent, and by far the most detailed account of the Wearings's life before the illness, during the worst of it, and their amazing adaptation to live as "normal" a life as possible. Mrs. Wearing spares no amount of detail, and some of the descriptions during her journeys of trees, plants, sounds, beaches, etc. etc. are a bit long-winded. However as you read on, it becomes clear this is a story as much about her experience, which in many respects is very much as frightening and surreal as her husband's. I easily breezed through the book in a matter of days, and will be reading it again soon. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a very detailed, personal insight into the lives of two very talented, intellectual people suffering through perhaps the most calamitous case of amnesia in recorded history.
Ranenast
I have become fascinated with the story of the Wearings when I first came across Clive's very unique condition during an unrelated literature search on thought disorders and amnesia for a clinical presentation. The book is excellent, and by far the most detailed account of the Wearings's life before the illness, during the worst of it, and their amazing adaptation to live as "normal" a life as possible. Mrs. Wearing spares no amount of detail, and some of the descriptions during her journeys of trees, plants, sounds, beaches, etc. etc. are a bit long-winded. However as you read on, it becomes clear this is a story as much about her experience, which in many respects is very much as frightening and surreal as her husband's. I easily breezed through the book in a matter of days, and will be reading it again soon. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a very detailed, personal insight into the lives of two very talented, intellectual people suffering through perhaps the most calamitous case of amnesia in recorded history.
Ballalune
Imagine one day your husband falls sick with the flu. The next day is his incoherent and delusional. You rush him to the hospital, only to discover that a virus has completely destroyed the memory part of his brain. He is trapped, every conscious moment feels as if he has just woken from a coma, an awakening he repeats every few seconds.

Clive Wearing is one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. A brilliant conductor and music producer, he was at the height of success when his memory was taken from him. Written by his wife, this is a story of love and endurance through the most stressful, disastrous situation one can imagine.

Well-written, this is an engaging look into amnesia, and how it can reshape and change one's life. Ultimately a story of survival, Deborah is a strong-willed determined woman, one whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected. I highly enjoyed this story, and immediately turned to Google to learn more.
Ballalune
Imagine one day your husband falls sick with the flu. The next day is his incoherent and delusional. You rush him to the hospital, only to discover that a virus has completely destroyed the memory part of his brain. He is trapped, every conscious moment feels as if he has just woken from a coma, an awakening he repeats every few seconds.

Clive Wearing is one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. A brilliant conductor and music producer, he was at the height of success when his memory was taken from him. Written by his wife, this is a story of love and endurance through the most stressful, disastrous situation one can imagine.

Well-written, this is an engaging look into amnesia, and how it can reshape and change one's life. Ultimately a story of survival, Deborah is a strong-willed determined woman, one whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected. I highly enjoyed this story, and immediately turned to Google to learn more.