Conclusion: working towards social citizenship

Ruth Bartlett and Deborah O’Connor

in Broadening the dementia debate

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781847421784
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301561 | DOI:
Conclusion: working towards social citizenship

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This chapter draws together the dominant ideas of this book and emphasizes some of the key messages that the field might take forward. It discusses the importance of bringing a socio-political perspective to the fore. It also talks about the relevance of a social citizenship lens for elevating status and recognition of a more dynamic, politically informed understanding of dementia. It details the importance of seeing beyond the dementia care or the welfare context. This chapter also provides summaries of key messages and identifies ways to move forward in each of these three areas.

Keywords: social citizenship; socio-political perspective; dementia; dementia care; welfare

Chapter.  3152 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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