Chapter 10. Agency and Moral Relationship in Dementia

  1. Eva Feder Kittay Distinguished Professor senior fellow2 and
  2. Licia Carlson Ph.D. assistant professor3
  1. Bruce Jennings director senior consultant

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch10

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy

How to Cite

Jennings, B. (2010) Agency and Moral Relationship in Dementia, in Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy (eds E. F. Kittay and L. Carlson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322781.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University/SUNY, USA

  2. 3

    Providence College, USA

Author Information

  1. Center for Humans and Nature, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

Book Series:

  1. Metaphilosophy Series in Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Armen T. Marsoobian,
  2. Brian J. Huschle and
  3. Eric Cavallero

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198288

Online ISBN: 9781444322781

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Keywords:

  • agency and moral relationship in dementia;
  • goals of care and exercise of guardianship authority - in long-term care of persons with Alzheimer's disease;
  • aspects of personhood in context of dementia - special conception or memorial personhood;
  • conceptual framing, clinical and familial discourse concerning dementia;
  • fields of bioethics and moral philosophy - ethics of dementia care;
  • dynamic, dialogic or relational aspects - of mind and agency;
  • preservation and restoration of capacities - for human communicative relations;
  • dementia care, relationship and recognition;
  • concept of “memorial personhood” - status of demented individual within moral life world of semantic agents;
  • quality of life and agency - capacities, constitutive of human good or realization of full humanity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bioethics in a New Key

  • Relationship and Recognition in Dementia Care

  • Quality of Life and Agency

  • References