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Entangled Narratives – Collaborative Storytelling and the Re-Imagining of Dementia - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Entangled Narratives: Collaborative Storytelling and the Re-Imagining of Dementia

Lars-Christer Hyden

Abstract

As more people live longer, the number of persons with the diagnosis of dementia will increase; many will live a long time in their homes, and spend time at a care unit only during the final stage of the disease. It is essential to know more about how persons with dementia adapt to and learn to live with the disease in their everyday life so that they can sustain both relations and identities. One of the most important everyday venues for sharing experiences and negotiating identity is storytelling. When one family member or spouse gradually loses the ability to tell stories and cherish their ... More

Keywords: dementia, narrative, storytelling, Alzheimer’s disease, collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199391578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199391578.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lars-Christer Hyden, author
Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Center for Dementia Research, Linköping University, Sweden