Dementia : Mind, Meaning, and the Person
- Electronic book text | 327 pages
- 01 Dec 2006
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
"It is a worthwhile read for anyone working with people with dementia and will repay the time and effort involved. Using a range of philosophical perspectives, it explores some fascinating questions about the nature of self: is the person with dementia the same person as they were before? Are they even fully a person? It answers these questions with humanity, making a powerful case for recognising the inherent personhood of people with dementia."--Mental Health Today"One hopes that Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person will inspire further philosophical quests for a more exhaustive and inclusive understanding of personhood and the application of such insights to practice."--Aging and Society"Accessibly written by leading figures in dementia care, psychiatry, and philosophy, the book presents a unique examination of an illness that will affect our lives directly or indirectly and promotes a person-centered approach to dementia care. The book is recommended for a broad audience of health care providers and family caregivers."--Journal of Clinical Psychiatry"This book squares off against the dark history of European culture with strenuous intellectual effort."--Journal of Interprofessional Core
About Julian C. Hughes
Dr. Julian C. Hughes is currently the Chair of the Philosophy Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Stephen J. Louw is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of South Africa, of the Royal College of Physicians of London, and of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He is currently Vice Chair of the UK Network for Clinical Ethics Committees. He was formerly Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the University of Cape Town. Prof. Steven R. Sabat is Associate Editor of Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington, D.C. chapter of the Alzheimer's Disease Association and has been a Co-Leader of a support group for people with Alzheimer's Disease.