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Introduction John Keady Professor of Older People’s Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester/Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK Welcome to this special edition of the Journal of Mental Interestingly, in describing herself, Ann firmly aligns Health Training, Education and Practice on ‘dementia’. her identity to that of a ‘sufferer’ and bemoans the In putting together the sequence of the next editorial insensitivity of neurological assessment tools in dementia by Simon Burrow, two short papers and four original that probe and test for failure rather than support abilities. papers, I did so mindful of the title of the Journal, as Early on in the process, the narrative of dementia care is well as the global and significant steps taken within the constructed squarely from a position of failure and Ann dementia care field over the last 20 years. From within is challenging us to rethink this real and negative social my own living memory as a mental health nurse trained positioning, and provide solutions that empower people within the asylum system that was still operational in the rather than frighten them. early 1980s, the footprint of dementia care has bounded http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and Practice Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-6228
DOI
10.5042/jmhtep.2010.0496
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Abstract

John Keady Professor of Older People’s Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester/Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK Welcome to this special edition of the Journal of Mental Interestingly, in describing herself, Ann firmly aligns Health Training, Education and Practice on ‘dementia’. her identity to that of a ‘sufferer’ and bemoans the In putting together the sequence of the next editorial insensitivity of neurological assessment tools in dementia by Simon Burrow, two short papers and four original that probe and test for failure rather than support abilities. papers, I did so mindful of the title of the Journal, as Early on in the process, the narrative of dementia care is well as the global and significant steps taken within the constructed squarely from a position of failure and Ann dementia care field over the last 20 years. From within is challenging us to rethink this real and negative social my own living memory as a mental health nurse trained positioning, and provide solutions that empower people within the asylum system that was still operational in the rather than frighten them. early 1980s, the footprint of dementia care has bounded

Journal

The Journal of Mental Health Training Education and PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 15, 2010

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