• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Dementia has been referred to as a contemporary epidemic, and, while there has been a great deal of attention paid to the ways in which cognitive problems can affect those diagnosed (and the caregivers who support them), there remain a number of marginalized groups whose experience of cognitive loss remains little researched or understood. The onset and effects of dementia can have a profound and lasting impact on a person’s sense of identity. They can undermine a person’s carefully constructed coping mechanisms and can prove to be a barrier to effective communication and decision making. For LGBTQ people, these issues can be particularly profound, presenting additional obstacles and challenges that a non-LGBTQ person would be unlikely to face. It is these issues that are the ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles