Dementia Diary

£9.99

Ali Sinclair’s first book is a love story: the tale of how she met Bob at a time when she was married with two small children. It tells of how, while trying to help Bob when he was suffering from a bout of depression, they found in each other someone who ‘spoke the same language’: the language of a longing for freedom, for mountains and the great outdoors but also a desire to look beneath the surface and try to understand deeper philosophical matters such as the meaning life and death.

Dementia Diary tells of how Ali Sinclair’s love and life together with her partner was increasingly tried and tested by his growing vascular dementia: the difficulties, the occasional triumphs and frequent failures in the face of this illness affecting physical and mental health. It tells of the difficulties and practicalities of finding help so that she could still carry on working and spending time with her children until it was no longer possible.

A number of fascinating stories intertwined with Ali Sinclair’s poems often encapsulate her humour, her feelings and the frustrations around the daily struggles of living with someone with dementia.

Dementia Diary is a very honest and personal story. In telling her story, Ali Sinclair hopes to help others who are going through a similar experience.

Pre-order now. The book will be despatched when published 30th September.

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Dementia Diary tells of how Ali Sinclair’s love and life together with her partner was increasingly tried and tested by his growing vascular dementia: the difficulties, the occasional triumphs and frequent failures in the face of this illness affecting physical and mental health. It tells of the difficulties and practicalities of finding help so that she could still carry on working and spending time with her children until it was no longer possible.

Pre-order now. The book will be despatched when published 30th September.

Additional information

Author

Ali Sinclair

Dimensions

127mm x 203.2mm

ISBN

978-1-9163396-2-0

About the author

Ali Sinclair was born after the Second World War and spent much of her childhood on a remote farm in the Isle of Man where she could run wild up into the hills with the family’s dog.
At the age of eleven she was sent to a Quaker boarding school in the south of England. Later she trained to be a teacher and taught for over a decade in a variety of schools from a crime ridden area of Manchester to an idyllic country school at the far end of Cornwall.

She lived in Cornwall for over thirty years. Her two children were born there and it was while she was living there that she first joined a local writing group and had her first poem published.
Ali retrained as a Chiropodist and a Reflexologist and ran her own therapy business for a number of years. She also achieved a B.A. with the Open University.

After the break up of her marriage, she moved to North Wales with her friend Bob and continued to work as a Chiropodist and a Reflexologist. In her spare time she studied for an M.A. in Creative Writing at Bangor University.
She has occasionally run creative writing workshops and for several years she ran a local writing group.

Ali Sinclair still lives in North Wales and loves to walk in the mountains there. She has now retired and enjoys travelling, walking and writing.

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