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Behind the Book: CINDY WEINSTEIN
Caltech Public Programming is excited to continue our new series, Behind the Book.

Join us in conversation with authors who explore the intersection of arts, science, and society through the lens of their family histories.

On September 9th, we will be in discussion with Prof. Cindy Weinstein, author of "Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain."

When Cindy Weinstein was studying to become a professor of literature, her father was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her love of words was accompanied by his loss of words and much more. Finding the Right Words follows her decades-long journey, as a daughter and English professor, of coming to terms with her father’s dementia. She came to realize that though literature gave her a way to talk about her grief, she needed to learn the science of dementia to make sense of her father’s death. Her search to find the right person with whom to tell this story led her to Dr. Bruce Miller, neurologist and director of the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

Their book combines personal memoir, literature, and the science of brain health.

Sep 9, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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