Dementia and Communities

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Posted: December 23, 2022

Preventing the institutionalization of people with dementia and Assessing an assisted-living or long-term care institution


Abstract In a 2021 poll by the National Institute on Aging, 97% of Canadian seniors said they did not want to live in a long-term-care facility (a nursing home). Many long-term-care residents do not need to be in institutions, whose numerous drawbacks were exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are there because they cannot receive… Read more »

Posted: November 17, 2022

How COVID-19 challenges connectedness among family caregivers and residents in North American nursing homes: Reflections on stories in a co-created ethnography

Description COVID infection-control measures have fragmented connectedness between nursing-home residents and family members. Although nursing homes have creatively tried to maintain connections, these efforts don’t replace the intimacy of physical presence and touch. You can listen to and watch the presentation here:

Posted: November 22, 2021

The Neuropsychiatric Biopolitics of Dementia and its Ethnicity Problem

Maria Zubair

Abstract Sociological analyses of dementia have long drawn on critiques of medicalisation and the medical model. This approach fails to account for late 20th/early 21st century expansion of neuropsychiatric biopolitics, wherein a more subtle and pervasive (self-)governance of health, illness, and life itself is at stake. Since the 1970s, new neuropsychiatric imaginings of dementia have… Read more »

Posted: November 22, 2021

Positioning ethnicity in dementia awareness research: does the use of senility risk ascribing racialised knowledge deficits to minority groups?

Abstract Over recent decades, the importance of increasing dementia awareness has been promoted by charities, researchers and governments. In response, a large body of research has emerged that evaluates the awareness of different populations. One such population are minority ethnic communities. Associated studies typically conclude that minority ethnic groups have a poor awareness of dementia… Read more »

Posted: January 21, 2015

10 helpful hints for dementia-friendly communities

June Andrews + Shirley Law

10 helpful hints for dementia-friendly communities is full of practical tips for organising a community which harnesses the will and the skills of its members to create an environment which supports its people who are living with dementia.

Posted: September 2, 2014

Building Dementia Friendly Communities: “It’s just so AHP”

Sandra Shafii

Motherwell’s dementia friendly community initiative is now well known. The simple approach and easy to use tools and methodology have been picked up across Scotland, across the rest of the UK and even further afield, including Norway and other European countries. Sandra Shafii looks at why building dementia friendly communities is an AHP’s business.