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How different narratives influence our perceptions of the dementias

Dr Hannah Zeilig outlines the relationship between the language that is used within public narrative platforms.

Dr Hannah Zeilig outlines the relationship between the language that is used within certain public narrative platforms (including language-based art forms) and the ways in which it shapes our perceptions and understanding of the dementias.

This includes:

  • How increasingly, through different communication channels, people with dementia are making their own voices be heard.

  • How, in contemporary narratives, dementia is usually talked about in dramatic terms.

  • Why there is importance attached to the way that we talk about the dementias, and what the impact of this can be.

How have you seen the dementias being described and depicted in public channels? Can you share examples of both positive and negative examples? Please do so in the comments below, or you can also share your examples in the Communal Pinboard at the end of the week.

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