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Watch: Lessons on humanity, strength and resilience from the grips of Alzheimer’s

Sydney-based Keri Kitay sits down with TJI to unpack her debut memoir, The Long Goodbye, a haunting and powerful account of her mother's diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer's disease – from the warning signs everyone missed, to reconciling the terrible prognosis, and witnessing the parent she loved fade away.
Ruby Kraner-Tucci
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Copy of Keri Kitay's Book The Long Goodbye next to an illustration of a home with a lit candle inside

Published: 19 May 2024

Last updated: 19 May 2024

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Ruby Kraner-Tucci

Ruby Kraner-Tucci is a journalist and assistant editor of TJI. Her writing has appeared in The Age, Time Out, Law Society Journal and Dumbo Feather Magazine. She previously reported on the charity sector as a journalist for Pro Bono News and undertook internships at The Australian Jewish News and Broadsheet Media.


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