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    DescriptionChristine 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 an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. Christine Bryden makes an outspoken attempt to change prevailing attitudes and misconceptions about the disease. Arguing 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.


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    Title
    Dancing with Dementia
    Subtitle
    My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christine Bryden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843103325
    ISBN 10: 184310332X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: VFJB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 420
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000, HEA039110
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, HEA039140
    DC22: 362.196830092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.196/831/0092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RC523.3 .B79 2005, RC523.3.B7
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MJND
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: VFJB, DNBA, MKJD
    Publisher
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint name
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    01 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christine Bryden has worked in the pharmaceutical industry and as a senior executive in the Australian Prime Minister's Department. Following her diagnosis with Alzheimer's Disease in 1995, she has been instrumental in setting up local support groups for people with dementia and has addressed national and international conferences. In 2003 she was the first person with dementia to be elected to the Board of Alzheimer's Disease International. Her first book Who will I be when I die? was published in 1998 and has been translated into several languages. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.
    Table of contents
    Preface. 1. A 'Roller-coaster' journey since early 1998. 2. 'Coming out' with dementia. 3. Let's talk about having dementia. 4. I know who I'll be when I die. Afterword. Appendix 1. Do you believe in miracles? Appendix 2. Frequently asked questions. Appendix 3. Where to go for help. Endnotes.