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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 fiancee of long ago, sharing of stories enriched both their lives. The 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 Disease 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
Biography & Autobiography, Current Affairs, Culture & Social History, Award Winning
Publication Year
2001
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Short listed, Adelaide Writers’ Festival Award, 2002

ISBN11
1 86368 311 9
ISBN13
9 781863 683111
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
216
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