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Bull Menninger Clin. 2013 Fall;77(4):349-68. doi: 10.1521/bumc.2013.77.4.349.

Hope in caring for the deeply forgetful: enduring selfhood and being open to surprises.

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Professor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics.

Abstract

Hope in the context of individuals with dementia and their carers is defined in this paper in terms of an openness to surprises with regard to indicators of continuing self-identity in the individual with dementia, active agency with regard to carers and affected individuals to the extent possible, and the affirmation of a theory of personhood and related moral status that breaks through the limits and prejudices of hypercognitive values.

PMID:
24354606
DOI:
10.1521/bumc.2013.77.4.349
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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