Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia

This book explores how dementia acts as an existential threat, both to people diagnosed with the condition, and to their carers.

Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia

Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia

This book explores how dementia acts as an existential threat, both to people diagnosed with the condition, and to their carers. The authors highlight how dementia not only gradually erodes our most fundamental abilities, but that it does so at a time of life when the resources of individuals, couples, and families are already stretched. While over time many people who are living with dementia are able to adapt to their diagnosis and acknowledge its impact on them, for many others it remains too threatening and painful to do this. The book draws on examples from clinical practice and experimental studies to argue that a range of responses, such as searching for long-dead parents or clinging to previous identities, all represent ways in which people living with dementia attempt to protect themselves against the emotional impact of the condition. Finally, the authors set out new ways of intervening to boost psychological resources and thereby support people in facing the existential threat of dementia.

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Confronting the Existential Threat of Dementia
Language: en
Pages: 141
Authors: Richard Cheston, Gary Christopher
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-12 - Publisher: Springer

This book explores how dementia acts as an existential threat, both to people diagnosed with the condition, and to their carers. The authors highlight how dementia not only gradually erodes our most fundamental abilities, but that it does so at a time of life when the resources of individuals, couples,
HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia
Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Rens Brankaert, Gail Kenning
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-16 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Old age is currently the greatest risk factor for developing dementia. Since older people make up a larger portion of the population than ever before, the resulting increase in the incidence of dementia presents a major challenge for society. Dementia is complex and multifaceted and impacts not only the person
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Beth Gardiner
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-04 - Publisher: Granta Books

very year, air pollution prematurely kills seven million people around the world, in rich countries and poor ones. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, premature birth and dementia, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to meet the scientists who have
Caring and Well-being
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Kathleen Galvin, Les Todres
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Something is missing in contemporary health and social care. Health and illness is often measured in policy documents in economic terms, and clinical outcomes are enmeshed in statistical data, with the patient’s experience left to one side. This stimulating book is concerned with how to humanise health and social care
Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
Language: en
Pages: 798
Authors: Robin Jacoby, Catherine Oppenheimer
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is the new edition of the much loved and highly popular multi-author textbook previously published as Psychiatry in the Elderly. It has established itself as the standard textbook in its field due to its unique combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing and authoritative

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