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Dementia and Place: Practices, Experiences and Connections

Richard Ward, Andrew Clark, and Lyn Phillipson


This book engages with the realities of life for people living with dementia at home and within their neighbourhoods while giving voices to the lived experiences of people with dementia across the globe, including Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Moreover, the voices highlight the urgent need for changes to ensure equal access and inclusion in neighbourhoods. Neighbourhoods, then, become places of connection for people with dementia to wider communities and opportunities. The book also addresses the fundamental social aspects of the environment such as place attachment, belong ... More

Keywords: dementia, neighbourhood, place attachment, environment, dementia care, community, belonging, connectivity, inclusions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447349006
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447349006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Ward, editor
University of Stirling

Andrew Clark, editor
University of Salford

Lyn Phillipson, editor
University of Wollongong

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1 Introduction: Placing dementia

Lyn Phillipson, Andrew Clark and Richard Ward

2 Understanding the meaning of neighbourhoods for people living with dementia: the value of a relational lens

Andrew Clark, Sarah Campbell, John Keady, Agneta Kullberg, Kainde Manji, Elzana Odzakovic, Kirstein Rummery and Richard Ward

5 Making and maintaining neighbourhood connections when living alone with dementia

Elzana Odzakovic, Agneta Kullberg, Ingrid Hellström, Andrew Clark, Sarah Campbell, Kainde Manji, Kirstein Rummery, John Keady and Richard Ward

7 Enabling the neighbourhood: a case for rethinking dementia-friendly communities

Richard Ward, Kirstein Rummery, Elzana Odzakovic, Kainde Manji, Agneta Kullberg, John Keady, Andrew Clark and Sarah Campbell

11 The good, the challenging and the supportive: mapping life with dementia in the community

Chris Brennan-Horley, Lyn Phillipson, Louisa Smith and Dennis Frost

14 Conclusion: Dementia emplaced

Andrew Clark, Richard Ward and Lyn Phillipson

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