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The Resource Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden

Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden

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Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities
Title
Aging together
Title remainder
dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities
Statement of responsibility
Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden
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Language
eng
Summary
"Never in human history have there been so many people entering old age -- roughly one-third of whom will experience some form of neurodegeneration as they age. This seismic demographic shift will force us all to rethink how we live and deal with our aging population.Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden propose a radical reconstruction of our societal understanding of old age. Rather than categorize elders based on their respective cognitive consciousness, the McFaddens contend that the only humanistic, supportive, and realistic approach is to find new ways to honor and recognize the dignity, worth, and personhood of those journeying into dementia. Doing so, they argue, counters the common view of dementia as a personal tragedy shared only by close family members and replaces it with the understanding that we are all living with dementia as the baby boomers age, early screening becomes more common, and a cure remains elusive. The McFaddens' inclusive vision calls for social institutions, especially faith communities, to search out and build supportive, ongoing friendships that offer hospitality to all persons, regardless of cognitive status. Drawing on medicine, social science, philosophy, and religion to provide a broad perspective on aging, Aging Together offers a vision of relationships filled with love, joy, and hope in the face of a condition that all too often elicits anxiety, hopelessness, and despair"--Provided by publisher
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NLM
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McFadden, Susan H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McFadden, John T.
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  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Community Networks
  • Social Support
  • Spirituality
  • Dementia
  • Dementia
Label
Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Dilemmas of Dementia Diagnoses -- 2. Receiving the Diagnosis -- 3. Personhood -- 4. What Is Friendship? -- 5. When Our Friends Travel the Dementia Road -- 6. Dementia Fear and Anxiety -- 7. Beyond Fear and Anxiety -- 8. The Flourishing Community -- 9. Congregations as Schools for Friendship -- 10. The Things That Abide -- 11. Practicing Friendship in the "Thin Places" -- 12. Memory, Forgetting, and the Present Time
Control code
ocn682072265
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780801899867
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045133
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)682072265
Label
Aging together : dementia, friendship, and flourishing communities, Susan H. McFadden and John T. McFadden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Dilemmas of Dementia Diagnoses -- 2. Receiving the Diagnosis -- 3. Personhood -- 4. What Is Friendship? -- 5. When Our Friends Travel the Dementia Road -- 6. Dementia Fear and Anxiety -- 7. Beyond Fear and Anxiety -- 8. The Flourishing Community -- 9. Congregations as Schools for Friendship -- 10. The Things That Abide -- 11. Practicing Friendship in the "Thin Places" -- 12. Memory, Forgetting, and the Present Time
Control code
ocn682072265
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780801899867
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010045133
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)682072265

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