Beyond Loss: Dementia, Identity, Personhood

Hardcover | June 4, 2014

EditorLars C. Hyden, Hilde Lindemann, Jens Brockmeier

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Coming to terms with dementia is one of the great challenges of our time. This volume of new interdisciplinary essays by internationally established scholars offers new ways of understanding and dealing with it. It explores views of dementia that go beyond the idea of loss, and ratherenvisions it as multilayered transformation and change of personhood and identity, and as development that mostly is socially shared with others. The studies collected here identify new empirical, theoretical, and methodological areas that will be crucial to future research and clinical practiceconcerned with age-related dementia. Three general themes are singled out as of particular importance and interest: persons and personhood, identity and agency, and the social and the communal.

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Coming to terms with dementia is one of the great challenges of our time. This volume of new interdisciplinary essays by internationally established scholars offers new ways of understanding and dealing with it. It explores views of dementia that go beyond the idea of loss, and ratherenvisions it as multilayered transformation and chan...

Lars-Christer Hyden is Professor of Social Psychology at Linkoping University. His research primarily concerns how people with Alzheimer's disease and their significant others interact and use language - especially narrative - as a way to sustain and negotiate identity and a sense of self. Hilde Lindemann is Professor of Philosophy at ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:June 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Hyden, Lindemann, Brockmeier: Beyond Loss - IntroductionPart I: Persons, Personhood, and Dignity1. Hilde Lindemann: Second Nature and the Tragedy of Alzheimer's2. Steven R. Sabat: The Person with Dementia as Understood Through Stern's Critical Personalism3. Lennart Nordenfelt: Dignity and Dementia4. Ingrid Hellstrom: 'I'm his wife not his carer!' - Dignity and couplehood in dementia that the relationshipPart II: Identity, Agency, Embodiment5. Jens Brockmeier: Questions of Meaning: Identity, Memory, and Dementia6. Maria I. Medved: Everyday dramas: Comparing life with dementia and acquired brain injury7. Pia Kontos: Body and Self in Dementia8. Alison Phinney: As the Body Speaks: Creative Activity in DementiaPart III: Communication, Family, and Institutions9. Lars C. Hyden: Narrative collaboration and scaffolding in dementia10. Camilla Lindholm: Supporting a Co-Conversationalist with Dementia: The Case of Questions11. Pamela Roach, John Keady and Penny Bee: 'Familyhood' and Early Onset Dementia: Using Narrative and Biography to plot Longitudinal Adjustment to the Diagnosis12. Linda Orulv: In Battle with Time: Agency and Control in a Self-Help Group for Persons with Dementia