|Author||: Christine Bryden|
|Publisher||: Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 204|
|Rating||: 4/5 (325 Downloads)|
Download or read book Dancing with Dementia written by Christine Bryden and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This book was released on 2005 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. 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. This 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.