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Lost and Found: Why Losing Our Memories Doesn't Mean Losing Ourselves
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Dr Jules Montague
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Lost and Found: Why Losing Our Memories Doesn't Mean Losing Ourselves

Dr Jules Montague


9781473646964

Hodder & Stoughton


The self, ego, identity, personality;
Medicine;
Neurology & clinical neurophysiology;
Popular medicine & health


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304 pages

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'Exquisite . . . a book for anyone with a loved one with dementia. In Montague's hands this landscape is rendered more bearable.' Irish Times 'A profoundly moving book . . . Jules Montague is writing about whatit is to be human and the surprising fragility of our sense of self.' Daily Mail Who do you become when your mind misbehaves?

Neurologist Dr Jules Montague blends stories of her patients experiencing dementia, brain injury and other neurological disorder with profound insights on what makes us who we are. At once poignant and consoling, this revelatory book explores how we lose ourselves and those around us - and how we can be found again.

Lost and Found is a fascinating and timely examination of happens to the person left behind when memories disappear, personality changes, and consciousness is disrupted.

By:   Dr Jules Montague
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   210g
ISBN:   9781473646964
ISBN 10:   1473646960
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Jules Montague is a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, as well as a writer for the Guardian. Her clinical specialisation is eraly-onset dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. She works with patients who are losing their identities to dementia, amnesia, Alzheimer's and brain injury.


This is a book for anyone wanting to understand the human brain and personhood; it is a book for anyone with a loved one with dementia and for those of us who fear dementia. In Montague's hands this landscape is rendered more bearable... Montague takes the reader on an exquisite journey into the human brain and beyond that, to the metaphysics of personhood. She does this with a humanity rich in tenderness and a beguiling reverence for the unknown.... Occasionally we come across a physicist or economist who, despite their subject matter, can stop you in your tracks. They reel you in without you realising. Montague is a neurologist who does exactly that. She has a rare gift: she makes her craft look simple... Throughout this book Montague displays a maturity and wisdom not always observed in clinicians or indeed any other kind of human. - Irish Times A profoundly moving, revelatory book... Like the late Oliver Sacks, Jules Montague writes about bizarre cases. ...And yet, she is also writing about what it is to be human and the surprising fragility of our sense of self. - Daily Mail Mindblowing... riveting... Montague has a flair for storytelling. - Irish Country Magazine

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