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Posted: October 7, 2019

To equality – and beyond? Queer reflections on an emerging rights-based approach to dementia in Scotland

Richard Ward

Westwood S & Price E (eds.) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* individuals living with dementia: concepts, practice and rights. Routledge Advances in Sociology, 181. London: Routledge

Posted: September 30, 2019

Older men’s notions of informal support as primary caregivers

Henrik Eriksson

Little interest has been given to painting a broader picture of men’s relation to caring and care giving activities and when it has, it has often tended to uphold stereotypic notions regarding men’s attitudes to caring activities. Older men’s notions of informal support as primary caregivers. Henrik Eriksson, Jonas Sandberg and Keith Pringle. Nordic Journal… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Experiences of long-term home care as an informal caregiver to a spouse

Henrik Eriksson

One of the most common circumstances in which a woman gradually steps into a long-term caregiver role at home involves caring for a spouse suffering from dementia. Little attention has been paid to examining the experiences and motivations of such caregivers from a feminist perspective. Experiences of long-term home care as an informal caregiver to… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Care and the shadow of the fourth age

José De São José

This article examines how care encounters at the elders’ homes are forged, and how the way these encounters are forged avoids or evokes the social imaginary of the fourth age. Ageing & Society (2018), 1–20 doi:10.1017/S0144686X18001241

Posted: September 30, 2019

The carnival is not over Cultural resistance in dementia care

Andrea Capstick

Within the still-dominant medical discourse on dementia, disorders of language feature prominently among diagnostic criteria. In this view, changes in ability to produce or understand coherent speech are considered to be an inevitable result of neuropathology. The carnival is not over: Cultural resistance in dementia care, Andrea Capstick and John Chatwin, Pragmatics and Society, Volume… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Challenging representations of dementia in contemporary Western fiction film

Andrea Capstick

Fiction film is one of the most influential vehicles for the popularization of dementia. It is likely to have a particular influence on the way dementia is constructed by society at large, not least due to its consumption in the guise of entertainment. Challenging representations of dementia in contemporary Western fiction film: From epistemic injustice… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Behind the Stiff Upper Lip: War Narratives of Older Men with Dementia

Andrea Capstick

The concept of the stiff upper lip stands as a cultural metaphor for the repression and figurative ‘biting back’ of traumatic experience, particularly in military contexts. For men born in the first half of the twentieth century, maintaining a stiff upper lip involved the ability to exert high levels of cognitive control over the subjective,… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Questioning Segregation of People Living with Dementia in Australia

Linda Steele

Linda Steele, Kate Swaffer, Lyn Phillipson and Richard Fleming, ‘Questioning Segregation of People Living with Dementia in Australia: An International Human Rights Approach to Care Homes’, (2019) 8(3) Laws 18, https://doi.org/10.3390/laws8030018

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