A new book called "Dementia and Place: Practices, Experiences and Connections", edited by Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson, has been published. Giving voice to the lived experiences of people with dementia across the globe, including in Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom, this critical and evidence-based collection engages with the realities of life for people living with dementia at home and within their neighbourhoods.
The text addresses the fundamental social aspects of environment, including place attachment, belonging and connectivity. The chapters reveal the potential and expose the challenges for practitioners and researchers as dementia care shifts to a neighbourhood setting. The "neighbourhood-centred" perspective provides an innovative guide for policy and practice and calls for a new place-based culture of care and support in the neighbourhood. Find out more and order the book here: