The Resource The man he used to be : dementia and my mad dad, Robyn Hollingworth

The man he used to be : dementia and my mad dad, Robyn Hollingworth

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The man he used to be : dementia and my mad dad
Title
The man he used to be
Title remainder
dementia and my mad dad
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Hollingworth
Title variation
Dementia and my mad dad
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Language
eng
Summary
Inadvertent cross-dressing. Attempted murder. Jail break. A waltz at a funeral. A hernia the size of Guernsey. Heartbreaking and darkly comic, these are the moments that litter the messy road from cared-for to carer, a journey that Robyn Hollingworth finds herself on when she's only twenty-five years old. Leaving London to return home to rural South Wales, Robyn finds that it's her old life - same teddy bears resting on her pillow, their bodies tucked under the duvet; same view of the garages behind which she'd had her first cigarette and first kiss - but so much has changed. Her dad, the proud, charmingly intelligent, self-made man who made people laugh, is in the grip of early onset Alzheimer's. His brilliant mind, which saw him building power stations and literally bringing light into the lives of others, has succumbed to darkness. As Robyn settles back in the rhythms of life in the rain-soaked vast Welsh valleys, she keeps a diary charting her journey as the dad she knew disappears before her eyes. Lyrical, poignant and with flashes of brilliant humour, The Man He Used To Be explores how in helping others we can heal ourselves
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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Hollingworth, Robyn
Dewey number
616.83110092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hollingworth, Robyn
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  • Hollingworth, Robyn
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women caregivers
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The man he used to be : dementia and my mad dad, Robyn Hollingworth
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Copyright
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Originally published: as My mad dad, 2018
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
v, 234 pages
Isbn
9781409180029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1112655184
  • 980180
  • (OCoLC)on1112655184
  • 980180
Label
The man he used to be : dementia and my mad dad, Robyn Hollingworth
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: as My mad dad, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
v, 234 pages
Isbn
9781409180029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1112655184
  • 980180
  • (OCoLC)on1112655184
  • 980180

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