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Will I still be me? : finding a continuing sense of self in the lived experience of dementia

Author: Christine Bryden
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995, but her experiences do not reflect the mainstream discourse of loss of self while living with dementia. In this book she explains why people with dementia have a meaningful and continuing sense of self and calls for a different understanding of dementia that results in greater inclusion.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Bryden, Christine, 1949-
Will I still be me?
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
(DLC) 2018002347
(OCoLC)1025397073
Named Person: Christine Bryden; Christine Bryden
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Bryden
ISBN: 9781784509507 1784509507
OCLC Number: 1050111248
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 --
Am I Losing My Self?; Chapter 2 --
Re-interpreted and Re-packaged at Diagnosis!; Chapter 3 --
How Can I Write a Book?; How can I overcome cognitive difficulties?; How can I find meaning?; Why the idea of loss of self impacted negatively on me; Chapter 4 --
Challenging Loss of Self in Dementia; Chapter 5 --
'I Who Know That I Exist Inquire Into What I Am'; Chapter 6 --
Embodied Self; Scientific views of embodiment; Scientific views of recall dysfunction; Philosophical views of embodiment; Retention of embodied virtues Chapter 7 --
Relational self; Relating to what gives us a sense of meaning; Relating from birth; Capacities for relationship; Chapter 8 --
Narrative self; Recall and narrative; Language and narrative; Present moment and narrative; Chapter 9 --
Upheld by Others in the Fullness of Our Identity; We need to be supported in an inclusive community of equals; How can the community support and include us?; Chapter 10 --
Who Am I Now If I No Longer Have Dementia?; Conclusion; References; Index
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Christine Bryden is a remarkable woman, and a pioneering dementia advocate, one I am proud to call a friend. Will I Still Be Me? is a tribute to her continued commitment to improve the lives of all Read more...

 
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