Afterword by Alzheimer's Research UK.
Remember Me? is a memoir about caring for a parent with dementia and the memories that resurface in the process.
In her first book, Shobna Gulati sets out to reclaim her mother's past after her death, and in turn, discovers a huge amount about herself and their relationship.
Remember Me? captures the powerful emotions that these memories hold to both Shobna and her mother; secrets they had collectively buried and also the concealment of her mother's condition. What ensues is a story of cultural assimilation, identity and familial shame.
What the critics say
"Shobna Gulati is the Northern heroine of a nation." (Lemn Sissay)
"Lucid and probing." (The Guardian)
"Gulati's book not only describes the complexities of caring (we must not forget its joys, she says, alongside its difficulties) and her mother's dementia, it is also an exploration of identity." (The Guardian)
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- Nancy Dembinski
Lessons to learn
This book is not just about a woman loosing her mom to Alzheimer’s. It has opened my eyes more to systemic racism. Embedded far more than I ever realized. My eyes have been opened so much lately. Realizing things that have been ingrained my whole life. Your book is making me think more and honestly being ashamed of what I thought was racism and what the reality is. I purchased this to support a wonderful actor but in the end learning valuable lessons for myself and to pass on to my children should this happen to me. It has moved me to tears at times. Well done.