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Self, senility, and Alzheimer"s disease in modern America

Jesse F. Ballenger

Self, senility, and Alzheimer"s disease in modern America

a history

by Jesse F. Ballenger

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, MD .
Written in English


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StatementJesse F. Ballenger.
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LC ClassificationsRC
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 236 p. ;
Number of Pages236
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Open LibraryOL22724674M
ISBN 100801882761

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Self, senility, and Alzheimer"s disease in modern America by Jesse F. Ballenger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stereotypes of senility and Alzheimer's disease are related to anxiety about the coherence, stability, and agency of the self―stereotypes that are transforming perceptions of old age in modern America.

Drawing on scientific, clinical, policy, and popular discourses on aging and dementia, Ballenger explores early twentieth-century concepts of Cited by: As Ballenger writes "senility haunts the landscape of the self-made man." Stereotypes of senility and Alzheimer's disease are related to anxiety about and Alzheimers disease in modern America book coherence, stability, and agency of the self—stereotypes that are transforming and Alzheimers disease in modern America book of old age in modern America.

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Johns Hopkins University Press,pp. Download Citation | Self, senility, and Alzheimer's disease in modern America: A history | Historian Jesse F. Ballenger traces the emergence of senility as a cultural category from the late.

Self, Senility and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America Jesse F. Ballenger Johns Hopkins University Press North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD $ Senility isn't just an issue of the last twenty years, but has long haunted the image of the self-made man. Jesse F. Ballenger. Self, Senility, and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America: A ore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

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(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 1. By Angela Stringfellow on Sep 7, PM. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you likely have countless questions.

Family members of dementia patients want as much information as possible about a plethora of topics including how to provide support, how to plan for the future, how to go about getting the best treatments, and how to handle the.

Get this from a library. Self, senility, and Alzheimer's disease in modern America: a history. [Jesse F Ballenger] -- "Senility haunts the landscape of the self-made man, asserts historian Jesse Ballenger. Here, Ballenger traces the transformation of senility as a.

Self, senility, and Alzheimer's disease in modern America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Jesse F Ballenger. Alzheimer's disease is considered to be the most dreaded condition that faces the aging population in the twenty-first century.

In Self, Senility, and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America, Jesse F. Ballenger locates the dread surrounding dementia in its historical context, examining its origins, its connection to broader social and cultural developments in America, and the way in which it has.

Jesse F. Ballenger, Self, Senility, and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America: A History, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland,pp., hbk £ "Ballenger aims not only to provide a cultural history of the disease but also to make ethical and epistemological claims about whether a human being with advanced Alzheimer's disease is still a person.

These ambitions impose unusually high scholarly standards. Ballenger is up to the task.". Author of Self, Senility and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America (Johns Hopkins, ).

Co-editor of Concepts of Alzheimer Disease: Biological, Clinical and Cultural Perspectives (Johns Hopkins, ) and Treating Dementia: Do We Have a Pill for It.

(Johns Hopkins, ). This follow-up to Reasons to Stay Alive is not a smug self-help book, but an honest and human guide to coping with the modern world o Published: 4 Jul Notes on a. Read an excerpt from Jesse Ballenger's book, Self, Senility and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America.

Reproduced by permission of Johns Hopkins University Press, copyright Read the Excerpt. Ballenger has recently published a book titled, Self, Senility and Alzheimer's Disease in Modern America. Ballenger is assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University in the Science, Technology and Society program.

The ‘public image’ of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is not a positive one (cf. Schermer35).AD is for instance described as “a living death, a never ending funeral, and a private hell of devastation.” (Kontos).Understandably, within this perception of personhood and the self, such images cause fear and anguish and lead to “defensive tactics” (Kitwood.

During the moderate dementia stage of Alzheimer's disease, people grow more confused and forgetful and begin to need more help with daily activities and self-care.

People with the moderate dementia stage of Alzheimer's disease may: Show increasingly poor judgment and deepening confusion. In Self, Senility, and Alzheimer Disease in Modern America, historian Jesse Ballenger focuses on the historical origins of the dread that Alzheimer disease generates in American society and the way that dread has helped to shape knowledge about dementia and health policy.

In the early 19th century, characterizations of senility and old age were relatively neutral, signifying the condition of.Proper nutrition is important to keep the body strong and healthy. For a person with Alzheimer's or dementia, poor nutrition may increase behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss.

The basic nutrition tips below can help boost the person with dementia's health and your health as a caregiver, too.

Provide a balanced diet with a variety of foods.