Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life
This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities.
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The disabilities of ageing challenge the model of successful ageing proposed by Rowe and Kahn (1997), defined as 'low probability of disease and disease-related disability, high cognitive and physical functional capacity, ...
people because of who they are, not what they can do, based on the work of Kitwood (1997) that sees persons with dementia, not the disease first. 'The significance and personhood of the person with dementia is safeguarded and sustained ...
In the literature, a number of types of dementia are described; the most commonly occurring is Alzheimer's disease, the second most common is vascular dementia and third, Lewy body dementia (Woods 2005). It is also possible that more ...
The second view prefers to see dementia as more commonly associated with ageing, and questions that it is always a disease process. Woods (2005) states that it is increasingly clear from epidemiological studies where post-mortem ...
... and care when contrasted with those who have dementia. Questions of time arise for those who care: 'How long?' Goldsmith writes of dementia as being a time of waiting through the long progress of the disease and adopting attitudes ...
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Table des matières
A Narrative of Ageing Loss and Exclusion
Ethical and Theological Issues for Dementia Care
Exploring Disability and Spirituality
The Interplay of Faith and Depression in Later Life
The Potential for Choir Work to Reduce Depression and Meet Spiritual Needs
Chapter 15 Humour and Its Link to Meaning and Spirituality in War
Chapter 16 Pastoral Rituals Ageing and New Paths into Meaning
The Possibilities for Wellbeing and Care
Jacobs Wrestling with the Unknown Genesis 32
Addressing the Challenge of Dementia in Later Life
A Journey Inwards to a Spiritual Self
Buddhist Perspectives for a Theology of Pastoral Care for the Ageing and Persons with Disabilities