Books by Christine Bryden
For a unique insight to the inner workings of a person with dementia, these Books by Christine Bryden provide an Insider’s Perspective.
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Below is a list of Christine’s books with a list of translations available to date.
What does a dementia diagnosis mean for an individual’s sense of self? Christine Bryden shares her insider view on living with dementia and explains how a continuing sense of self is possible after diagnosis and as the condition develops.
Encouraging a deeper understanding of how individuals live meaningfully with dementia, the book challenges the dominant story of people with dementia ‘fading away’ to eventually become an ’empty shell’. It explores what it means to be an embodied self with feelings and emotions, how individuals can relate to others despite cognitive changes and challenges to communications, and what this means for the inclusion of people with dementia in society.
Christine Bryden, AM, PSM, was diagnosed with dementia in 1995 and became a pioneering dementia advocate, speaking at national and international conferences and campaigning for self-advocacy. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Will I Still Be Me?
Who Will I Be When I Die?
English, Harper Collins, 1998 (1st edition)
Japanese, Creates Kamogawa, 2003 (2nd edition 2012)
Chinese, Concern and Care Society, 2004
Korean, Inter Books and Publishing, 2005
English, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012 (2nd edition)
Czech, Triton, 2013
Dancing With Dementia
Japanese, Creates Kamogawa, 2004
English, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005
Chinese, Logos, 2007
German, Hans Huber, 2011
Before I Forget
English, Penguin Random House, 2015
Dutch, WPG, in press
Japanese, Creates Kamogawa, in press
Portuguese, Grupo Editorial Pensamento, in press
Nothing About Us, Without Us
English, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
Japanese, Otsuki Shoten, in press