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eBook Forever Today download

by Deborah Wearing

eBook Forever Today download ISBN: 0385606265
Author: Deborah Wearing
Publisher: Transworld Pub (December 31, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 329
ePub: 1161 kb
Fb2: 1754 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Health and Diets
Subcategory: Diseases and Physical Ailments

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In 1985, Clive Wearing suffered a virus that completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In 1985, Clive Wearing suffered a virus that completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory. It left him trapped in a limbo of the constant present.

Deborah Wearing does a great job of bringing you into her life as she struggles with her husbands incredible amnesia. I found myself getting frustrated reading about the "loop" of questions she had to answer over and over again. Her compassion, commitment and love for her husband is quite evident.

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Clive Wearing has one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed a part of his brain essential for memory, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Every conscious moment is for him as if he has just come round from a long coma, an endlessly repeating loop of awakening. A brilliant conductor and BBC music producer, Clive was at the height of his success when the illness struck. As damaged as Clive was, the musical part of his brain seemed unaffected, as was his passionate love for Deborah, his wife.

Deborah Wearing is a former head of PR at the John Lewis Partnership. She campaigned for ten years for special medical services for brain injury patients and founded a national charity, the Amnesia Association. She now combines writing with working as an administrator for the NHS.

Deborah Wearing tenderly embraces her husband while he whispers sweet nothings. Now Deborah, a communications officer for the NHS, has written a book about Clive's illness: Forever Today. You're beautiful,' he tells his wife. More than an informative guide for the thousands of carers for brain-injury survivors, it's an eloquent biography of a man who was once a world expert on early music and an inspiring, if formidable, conductor. After Clive was finally established in a new special hospital, she fled to America to start her life over again.

Clive Wearing is one of the most famous, extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed the memory part of his brain, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Since then, every conscious moment is for him as if he has just woken from a ten-year coma, repeated in an endless loop. A brilliant conductor and BBC music producer, Clive was at the height of his success when the illness struck. For seven years he was kept in the general ward in the London hospital where the ambulance first dropped him off, because there was nowhere else for him to go. His wife Deborah campaigned for better conditions, hopelessly searched for a cure, and, in her quest to find answers, founded a national charity. As damaged as Clive was, the musical part of his brain was unaffected, as was his passionate love for Deborah. Finding there no way to bring Clive back home, Deborah eventually listened to the friends who counselled her to get away, and she fled to America to start her life again. She initiated a divorce, fell for other men, but found it difficult to forget her love for Clive. Then, miraculously, in their transatlantic phonecalls she noticed Clive starting to recover some of his memory, and she was pulled back to England. Today, although he still lives in care, they are closer than ever, and they renewed their marriage vows in 2002. This is the story of an extreme medical condition that is a reminder of what it is to be human. It is also a woman's quest to understand, control, and escape from a nightmare. It is also insight into a bond that runs deeper than conscious thought, a love overcoming the most tragic handicap.
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Featured in a chapter of Oliver Sacks' book: Musociphillia (also superb), Clive Wearing, British conductor, music producer and musicologist specializing in the Reniassance -- especially the works of Orlando Lazus -- won the nightmare lottery and completely LOST the whole area of his brain where all powers of memory are exclusively located in late March, 1985! Having just married his longtime POSSLQ, he lucked out for real in the only way such a person can: his woman has stuck by him ever since. In this riveting, bittersweet memoir, that woman evokes their painful journey in a compassionate, insightful and ultimately uplifting way which will get you thinking about life, love and identity in completely new ways, expanding what you think it even MEANS to be a living, loving person. With hardly enough memory to finish your own sentences, could you keep your sanity, your family? Remarkably, the two things Clive has always been able to remember over the past quarter century are his music and the love of his life. After the new millennium, he has even been able to lay down a few memories of the world around him, despite having no hipicampi AT ALL. His story will be of interest to romantics, musicophilles and brain/mind people -- as well as to anyone who has ever wondered what life would be like with no past. GET THIS, no matter what it costs!! You won't be able to put it down until you're completely finished. And you'll actually be a better person for having read it, a rare claim to be able to make about a book. ENJOY
PC-rider
This is the most awe-inspiring book I have ever read. The story of an unbelievable tragedy which struck down the career of a brilliant man, musician/conductor, husband (Clive Wearing) into a life of the severest amnesia ever known. Through this book, written by his wife Deborah, we see a wonderfully, caring, and courageous young woman who loves, cares for and nurtures Clive in the hellish existence which has become their life. She does this for the man she dearly loves and who loves her in return (they are truly "one".) Only when the book is ending, after Deborah has sought solace and answers from a long way from home, does she find what she has been seeking; the ultimate help with which to continue her life with the only man she truly loves. No-one should ever have to go through anything as dreadful as this.....yet without going through this pain, tragedy and loneliness endured by both Clive and Deborah - in different ways, we are privy to the old adage that "Love conquers all". A very personal insight into their lives - a privilege to read, an inspiration to all.
Nten
I have become fascinated with the story of the Wearings when I first came across Clive's very unique condition during an unrelated literature search on thought disorders and amnesia for a clinical presentation. The book is excellent, and by far the most detailed account of the Wearings's life before the illness, during the worst of it, and their amazing adaptation to live as "normal" a life as possible. Mrs. Wearing spares no amount of detail, and some of the descriptions during her journeys of trees, plants, sounds, beaches, etc. etc. are a bit long-winded. However as you read on, it becomes clear this is a story as much about her experience, which in many respects is very much as frightening and surreal as her husband's. I easily breezed through the book in a matter of days, and will be reading it again soon. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a very detailed, personal insight into the lives of two very talented, intellectual people suffering through perhaps the most calamitous case of amnesia in recorded history.
Fegelv
Imagine one day your husband falls sick with the flu. The next day is his incoherent and delusional. You rush him to the hospital, only to discover that a virus has completely destroyed the memory part of his brain. He is trapped, every conscious moment feels as if he has just woken from a coma, an awakening he repeats every few seconds.

Clive Wearing is one of the most extreme cases of amnesia ever known. A brilliant conductor and music producer, he was at the height of success when his memory was taken from him. Written by his wife, this is a story of love and endurance through the most stressful, disastrous situation one can imagine.

Well-written, this is an engaging look into amnesia, and how it can reshape and change one's life. Ultimately a story of survival, Deborah is a strong-willed determined woman, one whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected. I highly enjoyed this story, and immediately turned to Google to learn more.