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Unter der Drachenwand by Arno Geiger

Arno Geiger, much praised for his moving memoir of his father’s descent into Alzheimer’s, has now written a book on a much larger canvas: Unter der Drachenwand, Under the Drachenwand, set in 1944 in the last year of the Second … Continue reading

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Reading about dementia.

Sooner or later someone close to you will become ill with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This may be an older person or it may be someone in their fifties or sixties. In either case you will experience your loved one changing- … Continue reading

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The Old King in his Exile- by Arno Geiger, translated by Stefan Tobler

This moving and insightful book relates the slow decline of the author’s father over several years as he suffers from dementia. The beauty of the narrative lies in the way the author roots his father so firmly in the Austrian … Continue reading

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