but not forgettable
with Alzheimer’s & Dementia
from an insider’s perspective
Author & Advocate
Books about Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Experiences are forgotten and memories fade for someone with dementia. But Christine Bryden couldn’t let it all happen. Instead, she’s been documenting her journey, after being diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 46, for future people with dementia, researchers, and carers to seek guidance. These books act as a point of reference for someone looking to survive and remain relevant to the beauty of life in spite of early onset dementia. What may not be fully treated, may still be managed with the right guidance and help.
Christine’s Books a comprehensive guide for people with dementia, researchers, and carers
For those interested in gaining insights into what it’s like to experience dementia and how survival chances can be enhanced.
Will I Still Be Me?
Nothing About us, Without us!
Before I Forget
Dancing with Dementia
Who Will Be When I Die?
“Some days all I want to do is give up the constant, exhausting struggle and stop trying to be normal. But I can’t. It’s not in me to walk away from a fight. I’ll keep fighting and telling my story. Before I forget.”
Christine Bryden, Before I forget
How I Survived a Diagnosis of Younger-Onset Dementia
Christine's Helpful Resources
In addition to these, Christine has appeared in a number of public talks, media programs and written various articles on the subject matter. Here she can be seen talking about her journey and experiences as a dementia survivor and fighter.
Will I Still be Me?
While it is the title of her latest book, it is also one of the few questions Christine asked herself during the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Following the conventional path would mean oblivion and ending up in a nursing room, at the mercy of a caregiver. Instead, Christine went on to become the first person with dementia to give a plenary address to the international conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). From a person with dementia to becoming the most influential speaker and advocate for others, the whole journey has been motivated by the same goal – to survive and ‘remain Me.’
Dementia is Real (and cruel)
At any given time, up to 50 million people have Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. People may start developing related brain damage as early as 40 years of age. The threat is as real as it gets, but it’s more manageable than most consider it to be. The documented journey and inspirational story of Christine Bryden is evidence of this.
Why Christine Bryden matters?
At first glance, Christine Bryden’s achievement may be seen in terms of the five published books (each translated in multiple languages) on her journey through thick and thin of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but her real story is that of survival, hope, and support. After her diagnosis of early onset dementia at the age of just 46, and a recently divorced mother of three, she faced the challenge to fight not only for her survival but also to become a beacon of hope for others with dementia.
Visit the About Christine section to know more about this amazing story of fighting against all odds and creating a sense of hope for millions of people with dementia around the globe.