Before I Forget: How I Survived a Diagnosis of Younger-Onset Dementia at 46
Who will I be when I die?
This is the 2nd updated edition of the original Who will I be when I die? which was written in 1998.
'Who will I be when I die?' is the beginning of the story of Christine Bryden's emotional, physical and spiritual journey since her diagnosis. Christine is living positively with dementia, and provides a unique insight into how it feels to be gradually losing the ability to undertake tasks most of us take for granted. Her story is remarkable because of the vigour with which she is undertaking this battle in her life and her deep sense that her life continues to have purpose and meaning. Christine's approach to health and well-being has made this book a must for many people with dementia and their families.
Dancing with dementia : my story of living positively with dementia
This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences 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 caregivers can help.
Greg O’Brien, an award-winning investigative reporter, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's and is one of those faceless numbers. Acting on long-term memory and skill coupled with well-developed journalistic grit, O’Brien decided to tackle the disease and his imminent decline by writing frankly about the journey. O’Brien is a master storyteller. His story is naked, wrenching, and soul searching for a generation and their loved ones about to cross the threshold of this death in slow motion. On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is a trail-blazing roadmap for a generation—both a “how to” for fighting a disease, and a “how not” to give up!
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