Rights in mind: Thinking differently about dementia and disability.

  title={Rights in mind: Thinking differently about dementia and disability.},
  author={Tom Shakespeare and Hannah Zeilig and Peter Mittler},
The aim of this paper is to argue for the utility of a relational model of disability, as a way of conceptualizing dementia. We explore whether dementia should be considered as a disability, and whether people with dementia might consider themselves as disabled people. We review examples of, and issues raised by, the political activism of people with dementia. We consider how language constructs dementia negatively. We discuss how the environment influences the experience of dementia. In… CONTINUE READING
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