Resistance, Resilience, and Change: The Person and Dementia

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The focus of this article is the person in the experience of dementia. Narrative is highlighted in the context of narrative theology, and upholding the identity of the person with dementia through spir- itual reminiscence and programs of art, music, pastoral care, and prayer and meditation. These provide the basis for critique of current practices and challenges of providing person-centred care. This article addresses issues of resistance to seeing the person in dementia and possibilities for resilience in dementia through rementia. The article outlines some changes in care provider prac- tices that make for greater quality of life for those with dementia, acknowledging the crucial impact of the quality of relationship between the care provider and the person with dementia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-92
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


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