Last night Sally Magnussen met Henning Mankell and in doing so brought the topic of dementia into our collective social consciousness. They didn't actually meet in person. At least not as far as I know, but they came together as part of my Saturday night viewing, and I cried during both shows.
The first was watching Sally read extracts from her deeply moving book - 'Where Memories Go' - at The Borders Book Festival in Melrose. The second was a couple of hours later when I watched Krister Henriksson play the iconic Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander on TV who had just received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease (9pm BBC4).
Sally, the daughter of the esteemed (late) Journalist and TV presenter Magnus Magnussen,