Understanding Dementia within National Dementia Policy in England: A Critical Discourse Analysis: Judith Sixsmith

Judith Sixsmith, Matthew Callender

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Abstract

Background
Dementia is recognised as a public health priority globally. There are around 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and by 2040; this figure is expected to double. Since the publication of the ‘Living Well with Dementia’: A National Dementia Strategy’ in 2009 in England, a series of dementia policies have been established to improve the lives of people with dementia through increased societal awareness of dementia, earlier diagnosis and a cultural change in health and social care. This research aimed to identify dominant discourses underpinning national policy and consider their implications on the development of health and social care training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308
Number of pages1
JournalThe European Journal of Public Health
Volume25
Issue numbersuppl_3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Dominant Discourse

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