Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, Practice and Rights, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia

Concepts, Practice and Rights, 1st Edition

Edited by Sue Westwood, Elizabeth Price


242 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This groundbreaking collection is the first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia. Multi-disciplinary and international in scope, it includes authors from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia and from a range of fields, including sociology, social work, psychology, health care and socio-legal studies.

Taking an intersectional approach – i.e. considering the plurality of experiences and the multiple, interacting relational positions of everyday life – LGBT Individuals Living with Dementia addresses topics relating to concepts, practice and rights. Part One addresses theoretical and conceptual questions; Part Two discusses practical concerns in the delivery of health and social care provision to LGBT* people living with dementia; and Part Three explores socio-legal issues relating to LGBT* people living with dementia.

This collection will appeal to policy makers, commissioners, practitioners, academics and students across a range of disciplines. With an ageing and increasingly diverse population, and growing numbers of people affected by dementia, this book will become essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the needs of, and providing appropriate services to, LGBT* people affected by dementia.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Murna Downs 1. Introduction by Sue Westwood and Elizabeth Price Part I: Concepts Introduction to Part I by Sue Westwood and Elizabeth Price 2. Gender, Sexuality, Gender Identity and Dementia: (In)Equality Issues by Sue Westwood 3. LGBT* Individuals and Dementia: An Intersectional Approach by Wendy Hulko 4. Queer(y)ing Dementia – Bringing Queer Theory and Studies of Dementia into Dialogue by Andrew King 5. Reconceptualising Dementia: Towards a Politics of Senility by Richard Ward and Elizabeth Price Part II: Practice Introduction to Part II by Sue Westwood and Elizabeth Price 6. Providing Responsive Services to LGBT* Individuals with Dementia by Mark Hughes 7. Person Centred Care and Cultural Safety: The Perspectives of Lesbian, Gay and Trans (LGT*) People and their Partners on Living with Dementia by Catherine Barrett, Pauline Crameri, J.R. Latham, Carolyn Whyte and Sally Lambourne 8. Trans* People Anticipating Dementia Care: Findings from the Transgender MetLife Survey by Tarynn Witten 9. Dementia Care and Trans* People: Practice Implications by Jenny-Anne Bishop, Chryssy Hunter and Sue Westwood 10. Looking Back Whilst Moving Forward: LGBT* Carers’ Perspectives by Elizabeth Price 11. One Day Training Courses on LGBT* Awareness: Are they the Answer? by Sue Westwood and Sally Knocker Part III: Rights Introduction to Part III by Sue Westwood and Elizabeth Price 12. LGBT* Individuals Living with Dementia: Rights and Capacity Issues in the United States by Nancy Knauer 13. Needs and Rights of Carers of LGBT* Individuals with Dementia: A Personal Journey by Roger Newman 14. Navigating Stormy Waters: Consent, Sexuality and Dementia in Care Environments in Wales by Paul Willis, Michele Raithby and Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett 15. To equality – and beyond? Queer reflections on an emerging rights-based approach to dementia in Scotland by Richard Ward

About the Editors

Sue Westwood is a socio-legal and gerontology scholar. She is a researcher at University of Oxford, Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey and teaches Law at Coventry University. Sue previously managed a dementia adviser service for a UK charity.

Elizabeth Price is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hull, UK. She is a registered social worker and her research interests currently include the lived experience of chronic illness, sexualities and dementia, and the use of music as a therapeutic intervention.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General