Volunteering Ilkley, Images © Barry Wilkinson Photography or Steve Butler
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somebody I used to know What does dementia mean for those who live with it and those who care for them?

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia at the age of 58. Shocked by the lack of awareness about the disease, both in the community and in hospitals, she vowed to spend her time raising awareness and encouraging others to see that there is life after a diagnosis. Her groundbreaking memoir Somebody I Used to Know is a tribute to the woman she once was and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become.

After her own father’s death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard (one half of bestselling crime writing duo Nicci French) set out to explore the illness. Her book, What Dementia Teaches Us About Love, explores memory, language, identity, ageing and what it truly means to care.

Presented in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care.

Part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.


    • Date:Sunday 13th October
    • Time:5:30 pm
  • Venue Clarke Foley Centre - Concert Hall
  • Price £8.00/£5.00 concessions

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