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When Nula’s husband James becomes forgetful they put it down to the stress of his work. But his behaviour becomes more erratic and inexplicable, and he is eventually diagnosed with Pick’s Disease, early onset and aggressive dementia. Their lives change from comfortable middle-class creatives through the shock of diagnosis, coping with the ongoing illness, not coping with

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Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published July 19th 2019 by Seren
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Dementia crept early into the life of James Black, insidious and unannounced. The result was a long farewell to him as he changed from a happy and successful film maker into a completely dependent care home resident, and stranger to his wife Nula.

Yet after seven stressful years, Nula's life unexpectedly changed when she met a man whose wife was also a dementia patient in the home. Her friendship with
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Ann Smith
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a very honest account of losing a much loved husband to, as she calls it, bastard dementia. It is not an easy read and I would not recommend it to someone caring for a dementia victim.

Nula Suchet was married to James Black, an extremely attractive, witty, intelligent man. After many years of a comfortable, happy marriage James began to change, to forget things, to lose his focus. Nula did her best to cope with and accommodate these bewildering changes, juggling everything once shared
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