Critical Dementia Network

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Posted: May 27, 2020

Dementia and the Paradigm of the Camp: Thinking Beyond Giorgio Agamben’s Concept of “Bare Life”

Lucy Burke

This essay discusses the use of analogies drawn from the Holocaust in cultural representations and critical scholarship on dementia. The paper starts with a discussion of references to the death camp in cultural narratives about dementia, specifically Annie Ernaux’s account of her mother’s dementia in I Remain in Darkness. It goes on to develop a… Read more »

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Posted: May 27, 2020

Dementia and the Paradigm of the Camp: Thinking Beyond Giorgio Agamben’s Concept of “Bare Life”

Lucy Burke

This essay discusses the use of analogies drawn from the Holocaust in cultural representations and critical scholarship on dementia. The paper starts with a discussion of references to the death camp in cultural narratives about dementia, specifically Annie Ernaux’s account of her mother’s dementia in I Remain in Darkness. It goes on to develop a… Read more »

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Safe and Just Futures for People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care

The ‘Safe and Just Futures for People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care’ project looked at common aspects of the environmental design of residential aged care facilities that detrimentally impact on the quality of life and human rights of people living with dementia. The project was funded by a Dementia Australia Research Foundation Victoria… Read more »

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Human rights for people living with dementia: an Australian anthology

This resource is an outcome of the ‘Safe and Just Futures for People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care’. The project looked at common aspects of the environmental design of residential aged care facilities that detrimentally impact on the quality of life and human rights of people living with dementia. Linda Steele, Kate Swaffer,… Read more »

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Posted: March 2, 2020

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

Sally Chivers

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.14288/cl.v0i239.191363 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 »