New Ways of Seeing Dementia
The first five chapters of this book have outlined various aspects of dementia and the ways in which the condition affects individual people. This chapter will review these various perspectives and integrate them into a new way of looking at dementia, which provides the underlying rationale for the care program outlined in the second part of the book. The various components of a care program such as this have been recognised by others - researchers have written about some aspects, practitioners have recognised some aspects in the course of their daily work.
- The role of neurological damage
- The immediate social and physical environment
- The importance of cultural background
- The importance of personal experience
- What is dementia?