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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: April 28, 2021

“I was the Woman, he was the Man”: dementia, recognition, recognisability and gendered subjectivity

Linn Sandberg

Subjectivity is a widely explored topic in dementia studies, in both the humanities and the social sciences. Persistent discourses of “a loss of self” in dementia have been challenged by scholars, who argue for the need for continued recognition of the person with dementia and that subjectivity in dementia may be sustained. So far, however,… Read more »

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Posted: May 29, 2014

The National Evaluation of Peer Support Networks and Dementia Advisers


The findings of the Healthbridge evaluation report into peer support networks and dementia advisers. Clarke C, Keyes S, Wilkinson H and Alexjuk J (2013). The National Evaluation of Peer Support Networks and Dementia Advisers in implementation of the National Dementia Strategy for England, a Department of Health Policy Research Programme Project.

Posted: May 27, 2014

Core Principles for Involving People with Dementia in Research

Sarah Keyes

The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a campaigning group of people with dementia. Since 2001, the SDWG has been at the forefront of a growing movement towards people with dementia influencing decisions about their lives. The SDWG research sub-group, established in August 2013, provides a forum in which the large volume of requests coming… Read more »

Posted: May 27, 2014

We’re all thrown in the same boat


Peer support is well established in fields such as the disability movement and mental health and is increasingly recognised as one way of enabling support by and for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their immediate carers. It was central to the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) for England (DH 2009), where… Read more »

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Posted: May 22, 2014

Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context

John Keady + Sarah Campbell

The National Dementia Strategy in England has performed an essential role in transforming health and social care services and improving the commissioning architecture. However, to date, little attention has been paid to understanding the ways in which the outdoor and built environment impacts and intersects with the lives of people with dementia and their carers…. Read more »