Rating: 4 out of 5

I heard Lauren speak on the Alusionist podcast last year and it made me cry. The thought of losing my language upset me.

The book is moving, and it’s interesting to read the journey of her regaining her language and how the aphasia has affected and continues to affect her.

I always thought that, having had a Mum with dementia, losing my memory was my biggest fear in life. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s losing my language and my ability to communicate. Mum lost both and I wonder if the lack of memory was more bothersome and upsetting to me at certain times in her journey through the illness than it was to her. I think I’d rather not have either happen.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account