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Author Goldman, Marlene, 1963- author.

Title Forgotten : narratives of age-related dementia and Alzheimer's disease in Canada / Marlene Goldman
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents A forgotten history : the late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century construction of the disease concept -- The rise of the asylum in Ontario and Its impact on Canadian families -- Popular perceptions of aging and dementia in Canada : the theory of waste and repair from the 1860s to the 1960s -- From psychological and stress-based theories of dementia to the triumph of the biomedical paradigm -- A narrative view of deinstitutionalization : Alice Munro's "Powers" -- Tale of two brothers: Andrew Ignatieff and the rise of the Alzheimer Society of Canada -- Gothic and apocalyptic horror: Michael Ignatieff's Scar Tissue -- A history of forgetting : cognitive decline and historical cycles of degeneration -- Unburying the living in Jane Rule's Memory Board and selected stories by Alice Munro
Summary A groundbreaking comparison of scientific, popular, and literary approaches to provoke new stories of dementia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 24, 2017)
Subject Dementia -- Social aspects
Alzheimer's disease -- Social aspects
Diseases in literature.
Old age in literature.
Mental illness in literature.
Medicine in literature.
Alzheimer Disease -- ethnology
Alzheimer Disease -- history
Medicine in Literature
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Medicine in literature
Alzheimer's disease -- Social aspects
Dementia -- Social aspects
Diseases in literature
Mental illness in literature
Old age in literature
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773552272