Probably one of the first Dementia Advocates, Christine Bryden was diagnosed with Dementia in 1995 at the age of 46 and became a pioneering dementia advocate, speaking at national and international conferences and campaigning for self-advocacy.
In her latest book ‘Will I Still Be Me?’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, August 2018 https://www.jkp.com/uk/will-i-still-b…) she challenges the idea of loss of self in dementia and explains how a continuing sense of self is possible after diagnosis and as the condition develops.
“Yes I find it really hard to tell you all the events in my life but they don’t have to stretch over a whole long time, I can tell you the meaning of the moment and that’s just as meaningful.” – Christine Bryden, July 2018
Talking in her experiences in 1995, you will hear that, everything has changed, but nothing has changed in this video
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