Fostering resilience in dementia through narratives: Contributions of multimedia technologies

Barbara Purves*, Marie Y. Savundranayagam, Elizabeth Kelson, Arlene Astell, Alison Phinney

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This chapter brings together recent innovative uses of multimedia tools to explore narratives of people with a diagnosis of dementia. The foundations for this work are located in an understanding of the concepts of resilience and well-being and the role of narrative-based reminiscence in fostering resilience, especially as applied to people with dementia. The work collected here focuses on supporting people with a diagnosis, their families, and their communities. We begin with a discussion of the conceptual foundations underpinning this research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResilience in Aging
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Research, and Outcomes
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781441902313
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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