An Updated Look At Clive Wearing

Posted on September 18, 2019


By updated I mean 2007, but this article from noted psychologist Dr. Oliver Sacks (author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat) is a tremendous look at his progress. He still suffers from his disorder, but he’s learned to cope with it without even realizing that he’s learned to cope with it.

His wife, Deborah, wrote a book that same year entitled Forever Today (because of course she did). If you can get past the egotism (which is probably a byproduct of the fact that she’s the only person that Wearing actually recognizes fully), this article from the Daily Telegraph is fairly heartbreaking, but at the same time a tremendous piece of evidence as to how different life is for Wearing now as compared to when he was stricken with his encephalitis.

The video we viewed today in class can be found here.