Chapter 6. The Perspective of the Person with Dementia

  1. Sube Banerjee and
  2. Vanessa Lawrence

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470725498.ch6

Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society

Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society

How to Cite

Banerjee, S. and Lawrence, V. (2010) The Perspective of the Person with Dementia, in Managing Dementia in a Multicultural Society, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470725498.ch6

Author Information

  1. The David Goldberg Centre, The Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470723531

Online ISBN: 9780470725498

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Keywords:

  • person with dementia - and their perspectives;
  • people with dementia, likened to hidden victims;
  • subjective experience of living with dementia - limiting perspective of family care givers;
  • ‘personhood’ notion - critical components of dementia experience;
  • ‘malignant social psychology’ - depersonalising people with dementia;
  • demonstrable sadness and despair - in people with dementia belying lack of insight;
  • self-identity in dementia;
  • dementia impact - on sense of self of person with dementia;
  • psychological and emotional impact of dementia on individuals;
  • coping strategies and adaptation - by persons with dementia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A neglected perspective

  • Self-identity in dementia

  • Impact of dementia on the sense of self of the person with dementia

  • Coping strategies and adaptation

  • Attitudes towards care