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Works of Love Newsletter
Stephen G. Post

Endorsements for Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People

Greetings, Friends.

Book: Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People

Most of you know that I have been teaching medical humanities and compassionate care over these past 35 years at med schools (Chicago, Case, Stony Brook). The new book out with Johns Hopkins University Press (May 2022) is doing very well. Entitled Dignity of Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease. I am grateful to everyone who endorsed it, including an old friend from St. Paul's School, Charlie Scribner, and the Dalai Lama.

Charlie wrote:

"As a son who experienced up close the painful yet precious course of Alzheimer's over two decades, I wish I had had the benefit of Dr Post's book at hand. In this most enlightening study of the mystery of human dignity and identity under siege, he lifts the veil on that dreaded disease and provides insights, explanations, and hope for retaining the connections that count. Those unexpected, seemingly miraculous glimmers of the beloved as 'through a glass darkly' are here illumined, both scientifically and spiritually, as we confront our ultimate humanity - and human potential - face to face."
  -- Charles Scribner III, Author and Art Historian

The Dalai Lama wrote:

"I am pleased to see that the noted author Dr. Stephen G. Post is addressing themes such as consciousness and interconnectedness in his new book, which will contribute to the flourishing of humanity."
  -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

More About the Book

There is an especially nice review article "Reframing Dementia as 'Deeply Forgetful'" in Bottom Line Personal.

Here is a live interview with The Intentional Clinician Podcast.

PDF: Press Release

PDF: Overview

PDF: Comments from Readers

Cheers to all.

Stephen G. Post
Stephen G. Post, PhD, President


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