1) Caddell, Lisa S., and Linda Clare. “The impact of dementia on self and identity.” Clinical Psychology Review 30 (2009): 113-26. Web.
This article gave me history and insight on dementia and how it affects people’s lives. I felt that it was important to incorporate background information about the disease that destroys so many lives.
2) Genova, Lisa. Still Alice: A Novel. New York: Pocket, 2009. Print.
This novel provided evidence to the debate that goes on with diseases and brain injury. Alice was a middle aged woman who had early onset Alzheimer’s. She was a very intelligent woman working as a professor and research scientist at Harvard University. The book tells her story and the stance Genova takes in the debate she believes that memory loss obliterates your identity.
3) “Memory.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Web.
Using for background information
4)Sacks, Oliver. “The Abyss.” The New Yorker. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2013.
This article was a main part in my essay, Sacks belives that although memory might be loss a part of your identity stays. I used this article to back up his statement. Clive Wearing who is the focus of this article was once a profound musician and then developed amnesia after getting a disease. He has no recollection of every playing the piano that once defined who he was. He claims to not know how to play but when sitting at a piano begins to play.
5) Sacks, Oliver. “The Lost Mariner.” The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat And Other Clinical Tales. N.p.: Paw Prints, 2008. 23-42. Print.
This is from a section of a book and it is prominent in my essay to back up Sacks theory.
7) Shulman, Alix Kates. To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. Print.
I used Shulmans story about her husband to coincide with Sacks, they both share the same opinion of memory loss and identity