Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
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Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

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Dancing with Dementia '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. Full description
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 15th 2005 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd (first published January 1st 2005)
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Kira
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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...more
Jan
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
Julie
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) the dementia-slowing drugs on the market. Hm.
Rochelle
Fascinating insight into someone with dementia and their thoughts
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