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Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person (International by Julian C. Hughes,Stephen J. Louw,Steven R. Sabat

By Julian C. Hughes,Stephen J. Louw,Steven R. Sabat

Dementia is an disorder that increases very important questions about our personal attitudes to disorder and getting older. It additionally increases extremely important matters past the boundaries of dementia to do with how we predict of ourselves as humans - basic questions about own identification. Is the individual with dementia an identical individual she or he was once earlier than? Is the person with dementia someone in any respect? In a remarkable means, dementia turns out to threaten the very lifestyles of the self. This e-book brings jointly philosophers and practitioners to discover the conceptual matters that come up in reference to this more and more universal affliction. Drawing on numerous philosophers comparable to Descartes, Locke, Hume, Wittgenstein, the authors discover the character of non-public id in dementia. additionally they convey how the lives and selfhood of individuals with dementia may be superior through awareness to their psychosocial and religious environment.

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