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Many of you have asked questions relating to my first autobiographical book In Search of My Father — Dementia is no match for a daughter’s determination and whether I will write a sequel. The exciting news is that I have answered all your questions in a sequel and am soon to hand the manuscript to my wonderful editor. A very brief overview is as follows:

A scrupulous doctor’s all-consuming search for the cure to her father’s Alzheimer’s, leads to a discovery she did not expect.

Our brain is influenced by everything we do, think, eat and experience, and it’s never too late — or too early — to make positive life-affirming changes. The book provides a step-by-step guide to outwitting Alzheimer’s and shows how education is more powerful than medication. The science is interwoven with stories of Dad and daughter’s adventure with dementia.

At the start of every chapter I like to have a quote that encapsulates the essence of the chapter. Do you have a favourite quote relating to courage, strength or overcoming adversity that you would like me to include? Or simply a quote that is uplifting, inspiring and makes you smile? If yes, I’d be very grateful if you emailed me with the quote and its author. However, there is one catch. In order to comply with copyright laws, I am only allowed to use quotes from people who have been deceased for at least 70 years. In other words, the person needs to have died prior to 1952. It can also be a saying such as: Smooth seas do not make skilful soldiers. African proverb

Some examples of quotes I have already shortlisted include the following:

When you’re good to others, you’re best to yourself. Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers (1879 – 1935)

Those who don’t make time for exercise will eventually have to make time for illness. Edward Stanley (1779 – 1849)

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

Now it’s over to you.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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