publication . Article . 2012

Young onset dementia: The impact of emergent age-based factors upon personhood

Tolhurst, E.; BHATTACHARYYA, Sarmishtha; KINGSTON, Paul;
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  • Published: 17 Aug 2012 Journal: Dementia, volume 13, pages 193-206 (issn: 1471-3012, eissn: 1741-2684, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper evaluates how emergent age-based factors may impact upon the experience of dementia. A review of selected literature is undertaken to explore how personhood has been conceptualised in relation to dementia. It is then highlighted that very little literature explicitly addresses personhood with reference to young onset dementia. Young onset dementia is defined, and evaluation is then undertaken of the distinctive age-based factors that might shape the experience of the condition. It is noted that whilst there are separate literatures on both personhood and young onset dementia, there appears to be little endeavour to draw these two strands of thought to...
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordershumanities
free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, General Social Sciences, General Medicine, Psychotherapist, Developmental psychology, Dementia, medicine.disease, medicine, Personhood, Psychology, Social constructionism
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