Dementia and Place

Practices, Experiences and Connections

Giving voice to the lived experiences of people with dementia across the globe, this text highlights the challenges presented as dementia care shifts to a community setting. Contributors address the social aspects of environment and, using a unique ‘neighbourhood-centred’ perspective, provide an innovative guide for policy and practice.

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Giving voice to the lived experiences of people with dementia across the globe, including Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK, this critical and evidence-based collection engages with the realities of life for people living with dementia at home and within their neighbourhoods.

This insightful text addresses the fundamental social aspects of environment, including place attachment, belonging and connectivity. The chapters reveal the potential and expose the challenges for practitioners and researchers as dementia care shifts to a neighbourhood setting.

The unique ‘neighbourhood-centred’ perspective provides an innovative guide for policy and practice and calls for a new place-based culture of care and support in the neighbourhood.

Richard Ward is Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling.

Andrew Clark is Professor in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford.

Lyn Phillipson is Principal Research Fellow in the School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong.

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