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Beyond Loss: Dementia, Identity, Personhood

Lars C. Hydén, Hilde Lindemann, and Jens Brockmeier


The goal of this collection of interdisciplinary essays by internationally established scholars is to see beyond the loss in dementia to the transformation and change, often in collaboration with others, of both personhood and identity. The collection identifies a number of new empirical, theoretical, and methodological areas that will be central to both research on and clinical practice concerned with age-related dementia in the coming years. Three general themes are identified as being of particular importance and interest: persons and personhood, identity and agency, and the social and the ... More

Keywords: dementia, identity, personhood, agency, collaboration, social, dignity, memory

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199969265
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lars C. Hydén, editor
Linköping University

Hilde Lindemann, editor
Michigan State University

Jens Brockmeier, editor
University of Manitoba

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Lars-Christer Hydén, Hilde Lindemann, and Jens Brockmeier

Part One Persons, Personhood, and Dignity

3 Dignity and Dementia

Lennart Nordenfelt

Part Two Identity, Agency, and Embodiment

5 Questions of Meaning

Jens Brockmeier

6 Everyday Dramas

Maria I. Medved

8 As the Body Speaks

Alison Phinney

Part Three Communication, Family, and Institutions

9 How to Do Things with Others

Lars-Christer Hydén

11 “Familyhood” and Young-onset Dementia

Pamela Roach John Keady Penny Bee

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