Narrative Identity and Dementia: A Study of Autobiographical Memories and Emotions

1st Edition

Marie A Mills

Routledge
Published July 31, 2018
Reference - 199 Pages
ISBN 9781138327856 - CAT# K392577
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1998, this book is a study on the influence of emotions on autobiographical memory in dementia. Based on eight in-depth case-studies of older people with dementia, collected over a two year period, the general findings of this innovative study reveal the strength and durability of the personal narrative even as cognitive processes decline. Using a psychotherapeutic approach, the author is able to demonstrate that the retention of a personal past give a sense of narrative identity and well-being to sufferers of dementia and has an important part to play in dementia care training. Researchers, teachers and students will find this book a useful resource, together with those who work in the field of ageing and dementia care.

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