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Dementia and Human Rights

Suzanne Cahill


This book adopts a fresh approach by exploring dementia from a human rights perspective, thereby expanding the dementia debate. The main aim is to challenge thinking by interrogating policy and practice through a human rights lens. Dementia as an illness and a social construction lends itself well to critical analysis from this perspective, as people with dementia are probably one of the most marginalized and stigmatized social groups in the world. Yet careful consideration of their basic human rights is seldom undertaken, integrated into public policy on dementia and embedded in practice manu ... More

Keywords: Disability, Human Rights, Dementia, UN Convention, Policy, Practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447331377
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Cahill, author
Dementia Services Information and Development Centre/Trinity College Dublin