DementiaMind, Meaning, and the Person

DementiaMind, Meaning, and the Person

Julian Hughes, Stephen Louw, and Steven R Sabat

Print publication date: Dec 2005

ISBN: 9780198566151

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource brings together philosophers and psychiatrists to explore the conceptual issues raised by this increasingly common illness. Drawing on a variety of philosophers, the authors explore the nature of personal identity in dementia, showing how the lives and selfhood of people with dementia can be enhanced by attention to their psychosocial and spritual environment.