Dancing With Dementia
Christine Bryden - Dementia Advocate
Book, Dementia, Residential Care
Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. ‘Dancing with Dementia’ is a vivid account of her 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. It continues the story of her journey since diagnosis with dementia, meeting her husband Paul and embarking on a journey of advocacy for all those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life despite her dementia and explains how professionals and carers can help. The book is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about. It has been translated into several languages.
, Brain Damage
, Brain Trauma
, Residential Care