The Vanishing

  • by Anu Silfverberg
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 1 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By 2050, nearly 115 million people in the world will have Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. But when our memories fade, what do we become - a shadow of our old selves or somebody new?
After losing her grandmother to Alzheimer's, writer Anu Silfverberg travels to see the future of dementia care. In the Netherlands, a new kind of care home lets patients live in their own pasts. Here, you'll find gated gardens and a pub for the demented along with a stylized class system designed by a team of consultants. A surprise lesson: Dementia isn't a walking death after all. It's another way of living.
The Vanishing is a cross between essay and reportage, produced by Long Play, a publisher of investigative long-form journalism based in Finland. Anu Silfverberg is an award-winning journalist and author from Helsinki, Finland.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios