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Realising disability-rights in dementia care: using location technologies as an example

Realising disability-rights in dementia care: using location technologies as an example
Realising disability-rights in dementia care: using location technologies as an example
As the number of people living with dementia grows across the world, finding solutions to complex situations is becoming more and more urgent. One such situation is supporting people with dementia to walk outdoors even though the condition can affect way-finding and communication abilities. In clinical discourse this situation is typically framed in terms of people with dementia ‘wandering’ and solutions are aimed at caregivers, rather than the individual with dementia. In this paper I argue for a disability rights perspective, where the citizenship of the person with dementia is central and particular care arrangements are situated within a broader socio-political context. Such a shift involves acknowledging a person’s rights to mobility and social inclusion and understanding relations between individuals and between individuals and service providers. In my view it is only by making this shift that the full potential and parameters of location technologies in the care of citizens with dementia can be researched and realised. ?
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Bartlett, Ruth
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Bartlett, Ruth
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Bartlett, Ruth (2015) Realising disability-rights in dementia care: using location technologies as an example. Omsorg: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Palliativ Medicin, 1-10. (In Press)

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As the number of people living with dementia grows across the world, finding solutions to complex situations is becoming more and more urgent. One such situation is supporting people with dementia to walk outdoors even though the condition can affect way-finding and communication abilities. In clinical discourse this situation is typically framed in terms of people with dementia ‘wandering’ and solutions are aimed at caregivers, rather than the individual with dementia. In this paper I argue for a disability rights perspective, where the citizenship of the person with dementia is central and particular care arrangements are situated within a broader socio-political context. Such a shift involves acknowledging a person’s rights to mobility and social inclusion and understanding relations between individuals and between individuals and service providers. In my view it is only by making this shift that the full potential and parameters of location technologies in the care of citizens with dementia can be researched and realised. ?

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 October 2015

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Local EPrints ID: 384441
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/384441
PURE UUID: fcbb7200-5d1b-43af-950e-c18772ebb1eb
ORCID for Ruth Bartlett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-2300

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2016 15:14
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:31

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