Clare, Linda and Shakespeare, Pamela
Negotiating the impact of forgetting: dimensions of resistance in task-oriented conversations between people with early-stage dementia and their partners.
Dementia, 3(2) pp. 211–232.
Dialectical and social constructionist approaches to dementia emphasize the importance of social interaction, and recent work has begun to call for a more relationship-based approach. However, little attention has yet been paid to the interactions of couples where one partner has early-stage demntia. This article describes some of the findings from an exploratory, qualitative study investigating conversational interactions between people with early-stage dementia and their spouses. Analysis of data from ten couples draws primarily on voice-relational analytic methods to explore how these couples use talk in conversation to negotiate and co-construct an account of their situation, and to outline the dimensions of resistance in this context. The findings suggest a need to attend to interaction and convesation from the very earliest stages of dementia. The concept of resistance, as evidenced in the interactions presented here, provides a freamework that can assist in this endeavour.
||conversations; early-stage Alzheimer's disease; relationship-based approach; voice-relational analysis
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