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We'll be Married in Fremantle

by Julie Goyder

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When an old man with Alzheimer’s disease fell in love with a nurse who he seemed to confuse with his fiancée of long ago, sharing of stories enriched both their lives. Their relationship enlivened ‘Joe’ and challenged the nurse, author Julie Goyder, to rethink her understanding of ‘people like Joe’. Their ‘storying’ moved well beyond protocol or politeness, evolving into a friendship that not only transformed the author’s attitudes to how people with Alzheimer’s might be treated within institutions and the community, but made her aware of the vital importance the act of storytelling has for us all.

Categories
Current Affairs, Culture & Social History, Biography & Autobiography, Award Winning
Publication Year
2001
Edition
1st
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Adelaide Writers’ Festival Award (Shortlisted 2002)

ISBN13
9781863683111
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
216
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