Dementia: sustaining self in the face of cognitive decline

Hampson, Caroline and Morris, Karen (2016) Dementia: sustaining self in the face of cognitive decline. Geriatrics, 1 (4). p. 25.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics1040025

Abstract

It is argued that the way in which we view a person with dementia can have a significant effect on the level of disability and wellbeing of the person. There is a divergence between a belief that the self disintegrates, leaving a non-person, and a belief that the self remains but is misplaced and can be maintained with the appropriate approach from others. This article seeks to examine the differing approaches to self and personhood in dementia care, and establish ways of approaching care for the person with dementia which may limit the extent of disability in the face of cognitive decline.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Geriatrics
Publisher: MDPI
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Additional Information: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Depositing User: Karen Morris
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 17:51
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 11:39
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2473

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