Dementia, Religion and Spirituality

Emmett, Charlotte (2019) Dementia, Religion and Spirituality. In: Dementia, Disability and Human Rights Conference, 11th June 2019, Keele, UK.

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Abstract

This presentation explores the complex interface between religion, dementia and human rights. There is a body of research that suggests that religiosity is a force for good in old age, with particular health benefits for those with dementia. However, enabling religious observance on the part of people with dementia presents challenges for those who care for them. This presentation highlights some of those challenges and explores how the courts have responded to issues of faith and mental capacity in England and Wales.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia, religion, Human rights, Incapacity, Mental Capacity Act 2005, spirituality
Subjects: C800 Psychology
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 12:26
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 16:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40098

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