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Understanding the Self of People With Dementia: Psychological and Philosophical Considerations

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-448015
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.44801
Hutmacher, Fabian
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Abstract

Background The ability to create and maintain an ongoing life narrative is a key characteristic of what makes us human; however, people with dementia lose this ability in the course of the disease. If the notion of having a self is intimately linked with being able to create and maintain a life narrative and if people with dementia tend to lose this ability, what kind of self do people with ...

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