REMENTIA - CHALLENGING THE LIMITS OF DEMENTIA CARE
UNSPECIFIED. (1993) REMENTIA - CHALLENGING THE LIMITS OF DEMENTIA CARE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 8 (12). pp. 993-1000. ISSN 0885-6230Full text not available from this repository.
Dementia is conventionally defined in terms of neurological changes in the brain and an inevitable and progressive decline in the individual's cognitive powers and functional ability. However, this 'biomedical' model fails to recognize other important factors within the dementing process, such as the social and care context within which the dementing person lives. It is argued that appropriate care interventions can have a considerable impact on the progress of dementia. Data from an evaluation of three experimental homes for the elderly mentally ill show that some degree of 'rementia', the regaining of lost cognitive and functional abilities, is possible for some individuals. This evidence is used to argue for a more positive approach to dementia care.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 993-1000|
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