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Conceptualising dementia

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The way dementia is conceptualised influences the wellbeing and treatment of people living with the condition. The traditional neuro-degenerative model has increasingly been challenged. Significant ... More


Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Anthea Innes, Debra Morgan, and Jane Farmer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

As the number of people affected by dementia continues to rise, this is the first in-depth examination of related services dedicated to the unique demands of remote and rural settings. Contributors ... More


Dementia and Human Rights

Suzanne Cahill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331377
eISBN:
9781447331391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331377.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book adopts a fresh approach by exploring dementia from a human rights perspective, thereby expanding the dementia debate. The main aim is to challenge thinking by interrogating policy and ... More


Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Keiran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Demographic ageing is identified as a global challenge with significant social policy implications across local, national and international contexts. The 2008 economic crisis and related austerity ... More


When Easy Becomes Hard

Steve Herbert

in Too Easy to Keep: Life-Sentenced Prisoners and the Future of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520300507
eISBN:
9780520971875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520300507.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Life-sentenced prisoners will age, decline and die. As that population grows older, their mobility and their general health will decrease. These realities generate a growing number of challenges for ... More


Advocating Alzheimer’s: Biomedical Structures and Social Movements

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Based on observation at academic conferences and interviews with staff at the American Alzheimer’s Association, this chapter is an organizational analysis examining the inherent tensions of serving ... More


The Elderly and Dementia

Daniel Callahan

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Daniel Callahan addresses special concerns at the opposite end of the spectrum. He invites the reader into a discussion of grief and of Alzheimer’s dementia, of the moral problems facing individual ... More


The Epistemological Self—The Self of Neural Instantiation

Stanley B. Klein

in The Two Selves: Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199349968
eISBN:
9780199369454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199349968.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

In Chapter 2, I describe the neuro-cognitive aspect of self and present evidence for the functional independence of its component systems (e.g., semantic self facts, semantic trait knowledge, and ... More


Empathy and Interdisciplinarity

Anne Whitehead

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks how, in the context of the medical humanities, we might productively think across disciplinary domains and boundaries. It draws on Ian McEwan’s Saturday as a focus for positioning ... More


Dementia: beyond structures of medicalisation and cultural neglect

Margreet Th. Bruens

in Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the change from the dominant biomedical model of dementia, with its emphasis on disease and loss, towards the humanistic approach - on which Tom Kitwood had an important ... More


Remote and rural dementia care: why is this important for policy, research, practice and the lived experience of dementia?

Anthea Innes, Debra Morgan, and Jane Farmer

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter sets out the need for a focus on remote and rural dementia care. It highlights the need to consider the interconnections between policy, practice and research evidence and the lived ... More


The future of dementia care in rural areas of the world

Jane Farmer and Sharon Grant

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter specifically features the challenges for people living with dementia and their carers in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It highlights the vital role of the ... More


Addressing dementia needs in Australia

Irene Blackberry, Clare Wilding, Michael Bauer, Margaret Winbolt, and Hilary Davis

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Delivering dementia care in rural Australia remains a challenge. Large geographical area, small population, and lack of skilled workforce cause inequity in health outcomes for people living in rural ... More


Rural dementia research in Canada

Debra Morgan, Julie Kosteniuk, Megan E. O’Connell, Norma Stewart, and Andrew Kirk

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Although rural Canada makes up 95% of the country’s land mass, Canada is becoming increasingly urbanized as cities grow and the rural proportion has declined and aged. These changes have ... More


Timely diagnosis of dementia in rural areas in Austria: the Dementia Service Centre model

Stefanie Auer, Paulina Ratajczak, Edith Span, and Margit Höfler

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The Dementia Service Centre Model was developed in order to serve rural communities in Upper Austria. The goals of the Dementia Service Centre were defined as a multicomponent, low threshold, ... More


Key issues for people with dementia living in rural Ireland: social exclusion, models of care and policy change

Eamon O’Shea and Kieran Walsh

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The way we think about older people’s lives at the intersection of dementia and rurality, and our recognition of the importance of their world, is crucial to ensuring the delivery of more effective ... More


Transportation issues in dementia

Mark Rapoport, Andy Hyde, and Gary Naglie

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Although there are particularly salient and problematic challenges in addressing the transportation needs of people living in rural areas with dementia, there has been limited research in this area. ... More


Conclusion: navigating 21st-century remote and rural dementia care and a future research agenda

Jane Farmer, Debra Morgan, and Anthea Innes

in Remote and Rural Dementia Care: Policy, Research and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344957
eISBN:
9781447345350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter summarises key themes across rural and remote dementia care internationally. It highlights consistent issues as well as innovations and points to note, across the three areas of policy, ... More


Distorted Memory Beliefs

Lisa Bortolotti

in The Epistemic Innocence of Irrational Beliefs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198863984
eISBN:
9780191896262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863984.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, the author argues that beliefs about the past that are based on distorted autobiographical memories have the potential for epistemic innocence. The focus is on beliefs about the past ... More


On (Not) Caring: Tracing the Meanings of Care in the Imaginative Literature of the ‘Alzheimer’s Epidemic’

Lucy Burke

in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400046
eISBN:
9781474422178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400046.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The immediate context of this paper is the so-called ‘crisis in social care’ that finds its most prolific and unsettling expression in news reports about the verbal, emotional and physical abuse of ... More


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