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Neil Small, Katherine Froggatt, and Murna Downs

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198566878

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566878.001.0001

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The life-world: journeys with dementia

The life-world: journeys with dementia

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(p.25) Chapter 2 The life-world: journeys with dementia
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Living and Dying with Dementia
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Neil Small (Contributor Webpage)

Katherine Froggatt (Contributor Webpage)

Murna Downs (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566878.003.0002

This chapter discusses the life-world of people with, and affected by, dementia. It uses mostly narratives to present this life-world, and adopts the metaphor of a journey to serve as a structure. It identifies the journey as a long one that includes three elements: starting the journey, being on the journey, and ending the journey. It is observed that there are paradoxical experiences in the interaction between the life-world and the system world, which would mean that the person with dementia and their family members can either receive too little or too much intervention from the system world.

Keywords:   life-world, dementia, narratives, journey, metaphor, interaction, system world, intervention

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