22 Jul Video: “New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sandeep Jauhar joins Being Patient Live Talks to discuss his latest book, My Father’s Brain, and his journey as a caregiver and a doctor.”
“Becoming a caregiver for someone you love who is living with dementia can be an incredibly isolating experience. Even with his experience as a working physician and his brother a doctor, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sandeep Jauhar felt like he was ‘flailing.’
As the author of three award-winning books, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation, Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, and Heart: A History, Jauhar covers health, aging, and medicine for The New York Times. In his latest book, My Father’s Brain, he shares an account of his father’s journey with Alzheimer’s alongside his own experience, understanding the disease through caring for his father.
‘I wanted to write the book that I needed to have, that I didn’t have when I was going on this journey,’ Jauhar reflects, ‘a book that explained the history and the science of dementia, that was a personal story that sort of recapitulated the conversations and the scenes that you know, so many families go through.’ Ultimately, his “hope was that it would serve as a balm for people going down this road.’Watch Read