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Dress, dementia and the embodiment of identity

Twigg, Julia, Buse, Christina E. (2013) Dress, dementia and the embodiment of identity. Dementia, 12 (3). pp. 326-336. ISSN 1471-3012. (doi:10.1177/1471301213476504) (KAR id:37110)

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Abstract

The article explores the significance of dress in the embodied experience of dementia, exploring questions of identity, memory and relationship. It suggests that clothing and dress are important in the analysis of the day-to-day experiences of people with dementia, giving access to dimensions of selfhood often ignored in over-cognitive accounts of being. As a result clothing and dress can be significant to the provision of person-centred dementia care. These arguments are explored through ideas of embodied identity, the materialisation of memories, and the maintenance, or otherwise, of appearance in care. The article forms part of the background to an ESRC-funded empirical study exploring the role of clothing and dress in the everyday lives of people with dementia, living at home or in care homes, and of their relatives.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1471301213476504
Uncontrolled keywords: clothing, dementia, dress, embodiment, identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 15:09 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37110 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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