Research

Personhood in Dementia Framework

Personhood in Dementia Framework

Furthering Our Understanding of Dementia

The Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia conducts research under the umbrella of two broad themes:

  • understanding personhood
  • supporting personhood

Within these broad areas we have conceptualized research on personhood as encompassing three interrelated and intersecting domains of inquiry:

  • Subjective Experience (SE)
  • Interpersonal Environment (IE)
  • Socio-cultural Context (SC)

Each encapsulates an essential dimension of a personhood approach to dementia care that requires further understanding, yet none can be fully understood in isolation of the other.

The figure below illustrates this framework.

Our Researchers / Current Research Areas

Our researchers come from a range of professional backgrounds: architecture, audiology and speech pathology, medicine, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work, and sociology. CRPD researchers conduct research from a person-centred focus to dementia care.

See Current Research Projects for an overview of ongoing and recent research.