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Summary

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.

©2020 Shobna Gulati (P)2020 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"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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A must read book!

Shobhna tells her story so well. I was so moved by her honesty. Highly recommend

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A life changing book: intimate, funny & moving

I loved hearing every word of this boom. Shobna is so inspirational, honest and hilarious. The way we are taken on a journey of her mums condition - supplemented about her own background was perfectly executed. Her reading voice and the impersonations made this book come to life. I am going to recommend this to all of my friends and family as we need to talk more about this discussion of health , but also appreciate Shobna as an actor in the UK. It was both impressive and hilarious in equal measures. Highly recommend.

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Compellingly

An insightful journey into the memories and stories that make the bond between mother and daughter.
Shobna reminds us that we are all storytellers and her story encourages us to remember our own.

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Honest raw and insightful. Loved this story and background to Shobna’s life and childhood. Fantastic

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Understanding Living with Dementia

Many of us have lived with loved ones suffering from dementia or will encounter the experience at some stage. Having lost a father to vascular dementia i found listening to Shobna’s experience reassuring, that what i had felt during my own experience with my father was not unusual.
As Shobna tells us, no one explains how to cope mentally with what lies ahead. I can honestly recommend this book to anyone on the start of that journey it will truly help & comfort your own feelings and experience.
Thank you to Shobna for sharing her experiences.

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An incredible listen!

I loved this audiobook - really moving and beautifully written and read by Shobna. Highly recommended.

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Incredible

Shobha reads this beautifully. As a listener you really benefit from hearing the personal elements of the narrative in the sounds of her childhood and adulthood in the songs, accents, impersonations, jokes and heartfelt memories.

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real, raw and honest..please please have a read!

Shobna has touched the lives of asian girls, changing the narrative of a poverty stricken town of oldham. This has definitely been exciting and a heartfelt account. so raw and honest. we all see snippets of our own mother.

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The understanding of misunderstood souls

It has really and truly left me feeling like a sense of a belonging x

As a misunderstood soul, this is everything I have lived.

This is pure gold and I can never grow tired of these stories x


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A healing must read

We all experience grieving in society although we rarely speak of the inevitable.
This is an enlightening journey spoken with truth and compassion. That is what enables our healing, understanding and solidarity.