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Broadening the dementia debateTowards social citizenship$
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Ruth Bartlett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421784

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.001.0001

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Conclusion: working towards social citizenship

Conclusion: working towards social citizenship

(p.122) (p.123) Seven Conclusion: working towards social citizenship
Broadening the dementia debate

Ruth Bartlett

Deborah O’Connor

Policy Press

This chapter draws together the dominant ideas of this book and emphasizes some of the key messages that the field might take forward. It discusses the importance of bringing a socio-political perspective to the fore. It also talks about the relevance of a social citizenship lens for elevating status and recognition of a more dynamic, politically informed understanding of dementia. It details the importance of seeing beyond the dementia care or the welfare context. This chapter also provides summaries of key messages and identifies ways to move forward in each of these three areas.

Keywords:   social citizenship, socio-political perspective, dementia, dementia care, welfare

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