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Beyond LossDementia, Identity, Personhood$
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Lars C. Hydén, Hilde Lindemann, and Jens Brockmeier

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199969265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969265.001.0001

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How to Do Things with Others

How to Do Things with Others

Joint Activities Involving Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

(p.137) 9 How to Do Things with Others
Beyond Loss

Lars-Christer Hydén

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that most spouses and other family members try to remedy the communicative problems caused by progressing Alzheimer’s disease by taking over some of the functions the person has lost. The author suggests that storytelling involving persons with dementia can be seen as a scaffolded collaborative activity where one of the storytellers assumes more responsibility for pursuing the story and organizing the interaction. By scaffolding the collaboration, both participants may be able to jointly tell a story. At the same time, the cognitive and linguistic troubles pose a constant threat that the person will become a nonparticipant and fall out of the conversation. Thus, a great deal of repair work is needed to help the person with Alzheimer’s disease remain an active agent of interaction.

Keywords:   dementia, collaborative activity, scaffolding, participation

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