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Five minutes of amazing : my race against dementia, Chris Graham with Wendy Holden

Label
Five minutes of amazing : my race against dementia
Title
Five minutes of amazing
Title remainder
my race against dementia
Statement of responsibility
Chris Graham with Wendy Holden
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story poses a profound question - do we accept the hand that fate deals us, or do we battle to make the most of the life we have and help others in the process? Chris Graham, just 38 years old but already facing the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease, has emphatically chosen the latter. Having lived through a troubled childhood, Chris joined the British Army at a young age and found that the life of a soldier provided him with a much-needed sense of stability. However, his world was turned upside down when, at just 34 years of age, he was diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia. This brutal disease had already claimed the life of his father at 42, along with several other members of his family, and tragically had already confined his brother to a nursing home at the age of 43. In his brother's life, Chris could see a terrifying window into his own near future. Chris, though, is an extraordinary human being. Having been handed nothing less than a death sentence, he decided overnight to stand up to this horrendous disease and do something to leave his mark before it was too late. And so it was that last year, Chris embarked on an awareness-raising 16,000-mile solo cycle around North America, armed only with his bike, a sense of humour, and some good old-fashioned British grit. Leaving his ever-supportive wife Vicky and baby son Dexter at home, he took on huge challenges - for instance, the fear that the ability to discern left from right might leave him at any point while navigating an entire continent - and made it home in time for Christmas, determined to spending however long he has left pouring his love and attention into his family life. Five Minutes of Amazing is both the story of Chris' epic journey and of his fight against the disease increasingly being recognised as the defining disease of our generation. Inspiring and heart-rending in equal measure, it's as important as it is moving, and it will touch everyone who reads it
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
362.1968310092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Five minutes of amazing : my race against dementia, Chris Graham with Wendy Holden
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Five minutes of amazing : my race against dementia, Chris Graham with Wendy Holden
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacontent
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn933584587
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780751565416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)933584587

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