You as a Care Partner
You as a Care Partner

Part 3: Dementia from an Insider's Perspective

Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. “Dancing with Dementia” is a vivid account of her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. Here are three audio recordings from Christine’s book.  Take a few minutes to listen to her words as she shares from the perspective of a person living with dementia.  Feel free to make some notes as you listen.

Care Partner not Martyr

Journey from Cognition - Through Emotion into Spirit

For reflection…

After you listen to the audio recordings, take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions.  Feel free to make some notes.

  • What stood out for you as important messages?
  • Now that you’ve heard some of Christine’s thoughts, what will you continue to do in your role as a care partner?  What will you stop or do differently?

More Learning Resources

Dancing with Dementia by Christine Bryden