Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective

Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective

by Anthea Innes
     
 

What is dementia? How should we organize dementia care? This comprehensive book critically examines the main approaches to understanding dementia—bio-medical, social-psychological, and socio-gerontological—and the main principles and ideologies of care.

Key Features

  • Provides clarity on the gap between the utopian aspirations of care and the

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Overview

What is dementia? How should we organize dementia care? This comprehensive book critically examines the main approaches to understanding dementia—bio-medical, social-psychological, and socio-gerontological—and the main principles and ideologies of care.

Key Features

  • Provides clarity on the gap between the utopian aspirations of care and the reality of care
  • Opens up a series of questions about knowledge and treatment of dementia
  • Argues for a transition from positions that place emphasis upon the individual or particular care services to the social, cultural, and economic context

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412921633
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/18/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 - What is dementia? : unpicking what is 'known'
2 - The context of dementia studies - political, economic and social issues
3 - Caring for people with dementia: utopian ideals?
4 - Dementia studies within cultural contexts
5 - Researching dementia and dementia care: implications of the generation of research knowledge for policy, practice and approaches to research
6 - A model for dementia studies: knowledge generation and development

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