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Dementia Studies
A Social Science Perspective

First Edition


March 2009 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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 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

Lively, informative and challenging, the book will be of interest to students of nursing, sociology of health & illness, social work and social gerontology.


 
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

This is a very good text which puts dementia care within a wider social and political context. Extremely well researched and insightful. Especially appreciated is the realistic approach to the gap between the care we desire to give and that which we end dup giving.

Mr Danny Walsh
school of nursing, Nottingham University
May 5, 2010

This book provides students with relevant information essential for studying older adults mental health. We currently have no other book which successfully combines biological, social and psychological factors whilst drawing uopon policy, law and cross cultural ideals. Useful for an overall viewpoint!

Miss Kate Steabler
HE Care, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
January 4, 2010
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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two


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