HFC and AlzAuthors Present an Author Talk with Peter Berry and Deb Bunt, authors of Slow Puncture: Living Well With Dementia
AlzAuthors has again partnered with HFC, (Hilarity for Charity) to present a Summer Book Series for Alzheimer’s and dementia families and caregivers. Each month one of our authors meets with readers and caregivers online to discuss their book. The authors talk about their own dementia journeys and why they chose to write about them. They also answer questions from the attendees. It’s a wonderful way to learn more about dementia and caregiving.
Peter Berry kicked off the first in our series on June 8th. Peter’s book, “Slow Puncture: Living Well with Dementia,” was written by his friend, Deb Bunt. Peter and Deb both participated in the book club, and it is a lively discussion. Peter discussed the deep depression that engulfed him after his diagnosis and shared how he managed to not only climb out of it but learned how to live well with dementia, and to inspire others to do the same. He is an important voice in dementia world and one can learn a lot from him about positive living.
About Peter Berry
Diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at age 50, Peter took an early retirement from his job working in the family’s timber business. After the devastating diagnosis, he became depressed but, being a ‘glass half full’ personality, battled through his depression and focused on his lifelong passion for cycling. He has used this passion to raise awareness of the condition, particularly in younger people.
Peter’s philosophy is to live well with dementia and to inspire others to do the same. He maintains an active lifestyle due to his love of cycling, which keeps him fit both below and above the eyebrows, he says.
Along with his friend Deb Bunt, Peter cycles nearly every day. Their travels throughout Suffolk, England have led them to have many serious heart-to-hearts about his disease, which Deb put together in Slow Puncture.
“It’s a book about me,” Peter says, “but a book I have never read and never will read as my short-term memory means I have forgotten the previous sentence as soon as I have started a new one.”
Read Peter’s AlzAuthors Post: https://alzauthors.com/2020/12/29/early-onset-alzheimers-bunt-berry/
Listen to Peter’s AlzAuthors Podcast: https://alzauthors.com/podcast
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Connect with Peter and Deb
Join us on August 10th for the third and last session in the series with Loretta Woodward Veney, author of Being My Mom’s Mom. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqfuCqrTsqH9V-vyV2F3ydmnLrY6BgRbzH
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