Staying in Life

Paving the Way to Dementia-Friendly Communities

Verena Rothe, Gabriele Kreutzner, and Reimer Gronemeyer

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Staying in Life

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9783837638905

290 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Staying in Life

Paving the Way to Dementia-Friendly Communities

Verena Rothe, Gabriele Kreutzner, and Reimer Gronemeyer

Transcript-Verlag

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We are constantly growing older, and there are an increasing number of elderly people living with dementia who are merely being taken care of. There is no question that we need alternatives to the established procedures. What can we do to create spaces where we can stay in life, rather than just staying alive? How can we turn the individual environments of people with and without dementia into places of human warmth? In Germany, initiatives attempting to answer these questions are on the rise. Committed individuals from politics, art, churches, and social and volunteer work are creatively working towards dementia-friendly communities. In this book, three authors intimately familiar with the topic explore initial movements, obstacles, and first attempts.

About the Author

Verena Rothe is a sociologist and leader of the project Menschen mit Demenz in der Kommune and managing director of Aktion Demenz e.V., Giessen, Germany.

Gabriele Kreutzner, cultural and media scientist, is actively engaged in projects related to dementia and is co-chair of Aktion Demenz e.V. She lives in Stuttgart, Germany.

Reimer Gronemeyer, theologist and sociologist, is a researcher at Giessen University. He has published on dementia and is chairman of Aktion Demenz e.V.