THE LAST OCEAN: WHAT DEMENTIA TEACHES US ABOUT LOVE
By Nicci Gerrard
After Nicci Gerrard’s father, John, was diagnosed with dementia, he continued to live his life to the fullest. It was only after a challenging hospital experience that things became more difficult for John and his family. John passed away in 2014, and five years later, Gerrard published this lyrical, deeply personal book examining living with dementia, compassionate medicine, and end-of-life care. The Last Ocean is part memoir, part journalistic deep-dive, and part philosophical reflection on selfhood, identity and familial love.