Event Date: Jan 27, 2016
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Actions of persons living with dementia continue to be framed within biomedical and institutional models and understood only as a direct result of disease processes and, in the context of dementia, changes in the brain. These approaches have profound and harmful implications for persons living with dementia as they come to be defined only by their “behavours” and labelled in stigmatizing ways such as “challenging” and “troublemakers”. In this session we will critically reflect on the implications of dominant language used and understandings of dementia and explore what it might mean for persons with dementia and care partners if we understood the actions and personal expressions of persons living with dementia in the context of multiple relationships.
Questions? Contact: Karen Parrage karen@brainXchange.ca
Presenter(s):Sherry Dupuis, Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Partnerships in Dementia Care Alliance, University of Waterloo