Dementia, Religion and Spirituality

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2019
EventDementia, Disability and Human Rights Conference - Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jun 201911 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceDementia, Disability and Human Rights Conference
Abbreviated titleDDHR
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityKeele
Period11/06/1911/06/19
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Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

This presentation explores the complex interface between religion, dementia and human rights. There is a body of research that suggests that religiosity is a force for good in old age, with particular health benefits for those with dementia. However, enabling religious observance on the part of people with dementia presents challenges for those who care for them. This presentation highlights some of those challenges and explores how the courts have responded to issues of faith and mental capacity in England and Wales.