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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,

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Posted: August 5, 2015

Actua-Zorg: Architectuur voor personen met dementie (DUTCH)

Iris Van Steenwinkel

Ingenieur-architect Iris Van Steenwinkel wil de blik op architectuur voor personen met dementie verruimen. De idee dat deze mensen vooral nood hebben aan een nostalgische woning vol met meubels en tierlantijntjes uit vroegere tijden is achterhaald. Kwaliteiten van hedendaagse architectuur, zoals licht en ruimte of de link met buiten, gelden ook en in het bijzonder voor mensen met dementie. Op woensdag 10 juni verdedigde Iris Van Steenwinkel haar doctoraat aan de KU Leuven dat werd opgebouwd rond drie sprekende casestudies. Voor Actua Zorg doet ze haar voornaamste inzichten uit de doeken.

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.