Dancing With Dementia

Dancing With Dementia

My Story of Living Positively With Dementia

Book - 2005
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Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead and active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and rares can help.
Publisher: London ; Jessica Kingsley, 2005.
ISBN: 9781843103325
184310332X
Characteristics: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A 'roller-coaster' journey since early 1998
'Coming out' with dementia
Let's talk about having dementia
I know who I'll be when I die.
Summary: Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead and active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and rares can help.

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geraldine_13
Jun 09, 2015

Amazing story of a woman who is so honest and frank about what it is like to have a dementia.

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