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Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective / Edition 1
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Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective / Edition 1

by Anthea Innes
 

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ISBN-10: 1412921643

ISBN-13: 9781412921640

Pub. Date: 03/18/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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:
9781412921640
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/18/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(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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