Fostering Resilience in Dementia Through Narratives: Contributions of Multimedia Technologies

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

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This chapter brings together innovative uses of multimedia tools to explore narratives of people living with dementia. The three projects described here share an understanding of the role of narrative-based reminiscing in fostering resilience, particularly as applied to people with dementia. This collective work focuses on supporting people living with dementia, their families, and their communities to sustain resilience and promote well-being. 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, Second Edition
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030045555
ISBN (Print)9783030045548
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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