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Lives in Transition: Meaning Making and the Early Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease

Keady, John (2004) Lives in Transition: Meaning Making and the Early Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease. In: Narrative, Memory & Identity: Theoretical and Methodological Issues. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 163-174.

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Abstract

Over the last decade the rise of the person with dementia as a legitimate focus
of research, policy and practice attention has been one of the major advances in
the dementia care field. Whilst such progress is to be welcomed there remains
significant gaps in understanding that may impede the forging of genuine
partnerships with people with dementia and their families. Using grounded
theory (Glaser, 1978) and narrative interpretation as the main methodological
approach, this chapter will explore the meaning of assessment for a diagnosis
of Alzheimer’s disease as it was lived by those in the sample (N=15) who
attended a memory clinic in one health district in England.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Copyright for chapters remain with individual authors at all times and permission should be sought from the author for any reproduction other than for personal use.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 08:28
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 13:14
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5025

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