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.