Telling Who I Am before I Forget: My Dementia

Gerda Saunders is currently working on a book about her diagnosis of early-onset dementia in 2010 and its aftermath, provisionally titled, “Before I Forget: My Dementia.” Saunders, who emigrated to the U.S. from South Africa in 1984, earned a PhD in English from the University of Utah, spent several years in the corporate world, and then returned to the University of Utah as the Associate Director of Gender Studies. Since retiring in August 2011, she has been spending more time with her family, and she is also involved in community work.