By: Presented by Sian Cain and Claire Armitstead. Produced by Susannah Tresilian | Do our memories make us who we are? – books podcast | Neuroscience | The Guardian
On this week’s show, we take a look at the brain and how it relates to our sense of self. Wendy Mitchell, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at 58, talks about her memoir Somebody I Used to Know and what changes her dementia has caused in her personality, tastes and everyday life.
Neuroscientist Dr Jules Montague explains the science of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and talks about her new book Lost and Found, a philosophical look at the human brain and the impact conditions and chemistry can have on our sense of self.