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Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

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'Dancing with Dementia' is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia was Christine Bryden's story of living with Dementia. Although Bryden has Dementia she is able to go back to school, facilitate support groups and even write books. Because of this, she runs into skeptics who don't believe she has Dementia since she doesn't fit their stereotype. She also found there was a lot of support available to the caregivers but fewer supports available to the person with Dementia. Bryden has included resou
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I feel like I'm the only person in the whole world who's read this book. I think I took it on about three years ago, picked it up here and there and enjoyed it at a steady pace. It's pretty moving; the story of a 46-year-old woman suffering from dementia (which is a devastatingly young age to be diagnosed). Told from her point of view, it's different and entirely necessary. Let me explain.

For about thirty-five years, my mother has been a registe
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I already knew quite a bit about dementia when I started this book, but have always wondered how we know as much as we do about its effects on those affected. I've read about the experiences of carers, but it was really interesting to read a first-hand account. The author has done so much to raise awareness of what it is like to live with dementia, and is a positive role model. Her account of life with dementia supported wh
Nov 21, 2012 Jan rated it 5 of 5 stars
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My mum has Alzheimer's Disease, and this book has been a great help in understanding some of what she is going through, as she comes to terms with the diagnosis and as her brain physiology changes. Christine Bryden has written a very insightful and honest book. I particularly appreciated the appendices, listing the different types of dementia and their treatments. I feel that, having read about the effects of dementia from a sufferer's perspective, I can now be of more help to my mum - more pati ...more
As a dementia patient myself, Christine's writing is terrifically inspirational. She is absolutely amazing!!
Julie Masterton
Far too much of this book is taken up with the story of the author's world-wide book tour. A world-wide tour that, incidentally was paid for by the pharmaceutical company that makes one of the top (alleged) dementia-slowing drugs on the market. Hm.
Fascinating insight into someone with dementia and their thoughts
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