Language, Dementia and Meaning Making - Navigating Challenges of Cognition and Face in Everyday Life
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“In a deeply-researched discussion as remarkable for its clarity as for its emphasis on empathetic interaction, Hamilton asks these questions not only for us but also for our partners with dementia: How is it that we can say we know – and how do we use those memories we can access – to recognize and share our knowing in our efforts to make meaning when we are talking to another person? How do those efforts to make meaning help or hinder speakers with and without dementia in retaining self-worth, a positive self-image, a “face?” Hamilton draws on a lifetime of thought and research to involve readers with “the complexity of meaning making”, whether the speaker is looking for a word, performing fragments of a song, recalling immediate events, or reconstituting previous aspects of ones’ life.” (Boyd H. Davis, Bonnie E. Cone Professor of Teaching in Applied Linguistics/English and Professor of Gerontology at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA)
Examines language used by individuals with dementia within a wide range of situations, including audio recordings of conversations, medical visits, and memory loss support groups
Approaches dementia as a human issue within multiple linguistic and social contexts