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dc.contributor.authorHubbard, G.
dc.contributor.authorCook, Ailsa
dc.contributor.authorTester, S.
dc.contributor.authorDowns, M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-20T08:59:32Z
dc.date.available2018-07-20T08:59:32Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationHubbard, G., Cook, A., Tester, S. & Downs, M. (2002) Beyond words Older people with dementia using and interpreting nonverbal behaviour, Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 16, , pp. 155-167,
dc.identifier.issn8904065
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/1317
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0890-4065(02)00041-5
dc.description.abstractThis article addresses a gap in research on nonverbal communication and dementia. It presents findings from a study that explored ways in which older people with dementia used and interpreted nonverbal behaviour within the context of social interactions. Two researchers, using an ethnographic approach, jointly observed nonverbal communicative behaviours occurring in a day-care centre. The findings show that older people with dementia used nonverbal behaviour in meaningful ways for others to interpret, and as a way of self-communication; and that they actively interpreted others' nonverbal behaviour. In specific situations, these people acted in the context of shared meanings, possessed a ‘self’, and took on the ‘role’ of others. This approach has implications for understanding the social experience of dementia and for the ways that care is organised. The role of nonverbal behaviour offers potential for carers to preserve older people's self-identity and improve their quality of life and care.
dc.format.extent155-167
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Aging Studies
dc.titleBeyond words Older people with dementia using and interpreting nonverbal behaviour
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume16
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1016/S0890-4065(02)00041-5
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dc.description.eprintid1317
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2002
qmu.authorCook, Ailsa
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