Dancing with Dementia : My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
by Christine Bryden
Editor: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
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Christine Bryden was a senior public servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at age 46Since then she has gone against almost all stereotypes of people with dementia through the campaign for autonomy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences.This book is a living account of the author, the experience of living with dementia, studying the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, communication difficulties and exhaustion from coping with simple tasks.She describes how, with the help of her husband, Paul, she continues to lead an active life, however, and explains how professionals and caregivers can help.Christine Bryden makes an ardent effort to change attitudes and misconceptions about the diseaseWho advocates for greater empowerment and respect for people with dementia as individuals, she also reflects on the importance of spirituality in her life and how it has helped her better understand who she is and who she is becoming.Dance with Dementia is a reflection of exploring how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and the process of self-discovery that it can bring
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