Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective by Anthea InnesDementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective by Anthea Innes

Dementia Studies: A Social Science Perspective

byAnthea Innes

Paperback | March 18, 2009

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"This is an important and innovative text examining social science perspectives relating to dementia. Innes provides a comprehensive guide to the research literature, drawing on critical perspectives within Sociology and Social Gerontology. The book makes a significant contribution to re-thinking practice and policies for people with dementia." - Chris Phillipson, Keele University 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 FeaturesProvides 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 dementiaArgues for a transition from positions that place emphasis upon the individual or particular care services to the social, cultural, and economic contextLively, informative and challenging, the book will be of interest to students of nursing, sociology of health & illness, social work and social gerontology.
Title:Dementia Studies: A Social Science PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:March 18, 2009Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1412921643

ISBN - 13:9781412921640