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Posted: March 2, 2020

“Your own guilty story” Rethinking Care Relations through David Chariandy’s Soucouyant

Sally Chivers

DOI: Apocalyptic visions of an aging population rest on negative assumptions about the costs and effects of increasing numbers of people with dementia. Such discourse emphasizes a desire for cure and amplifies the costs of care while ignoring the broader cultural implications of dementia. Literary portrayals offer the opportunity to broaden the figurative landscape… Read more »

Posted: October 30, 2019

Queering Aging Futures

Linn Sandberg

Societies 2017, 7, 21; doi:10.3390/soc7030021. This paper explores the potential for cultural gerontology to extend its ideas of diversity in aging experiences by opening space to rethink conceptions of successful aging futures. We propose a ‘queering’ of aging futures that disrupts the ways that expectations of a good later life and happy aging are seen… Read more »

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Posted: October 30, 2019

Dementia and the gender trouble?: Theorising dementia, gendered subjectivity and embodiment

Linn Sandberg

Journal of Aging Studies, 45 (2018) 25-31. Despite person-centred approaches increasingly focusing on looking at the person in dementia instead of the pathology, the role of gender in dementia has been little explored. This article discusses how pervasive discourses on a loss of self and dementia as abject are interwoven with a de-gendering of persons… Read more »

Posted: October 30, 2019

Forgotten lives: Trans older adults living with dementia at the intersection of cisgenderism, ableism/cogniticism and ageism

Journal Sexualities, OnlineFirst, 2019, Doi: 10.1177/1363460719876835 Authors: Baril, Alexandre and Silverman, Marjorie There is little research at the international level to help us understand the experiences and needs of trans people living with dementia, despite population aging and the growing numbers of trans people including the first cohort of trans older adults. There is a… Read more »

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