Cindy Weinstein and Bruce L. Miller, MD
When Caltech's Cindy Weinstein was studying to become a professor of literature, her father was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at 58 years old. Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain follows Weinstein's decades-long journey to come to terms with her father's dementia and death as both a daughter and academic. In collaboration with noted neurologist Bruce L. Miller, MD, she combines personal memoir, literature, and the science and history of brain health into a unique educational and meditative work. Go Behind the Book with Weinstein and Miller as they discuss Finding the Right Words. Caltech professor Catherine Jurca leads the conversation, which will be followed by an audience Q&A.
I am hoping that sharing my experience will resonate with readers, and that putting it in conversation with Bruce's scientific expertise will help people better understand dementia. I am hoping that readers will find in my story validation of their own.
Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain will be released by Johns Hopkins University Press on September 7, 2021.