A New Era, A New Approach? The emergence of Covid-19 and the global public health response has sent shockwaves across human and more-than-human worlds. In this article, three members of the Multi-Species Dementia International Research Network share their reflections on Covid-19; including how it is affecting their own research, the lives of people with dementia […]
By Dr Anna Jack-Waugh In August 2019 myself and Julie Garton gained funding from the General Nursing Council for Scotland, and we joined by Mandy Cowan from Alzheimer Scotland for a study tour to the Netherlands to visit Green Care Farms. Green Care Farms for people with dementia are small home-like settings with engagement with […]
The ‘animal turn’ across the humanities & social sciences is leading to non-human animals being increasingly incorporated within disciplines previously considered to the exclusive domains of humans; yet dementia studies has been somewhat slow (and arguably somewhat resistant) to explore what Bryant (1979) called the zoological connection. In this post, we outline five areas of research within dementia studies that would benefit from a multi-species approach.