Dementia, Vulnerability and Well-being: Living Well with Dementia Together

Annie Austin, John O'Neill, Suzanne Skevington

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This research examines the goal set out in the UK National Dementia Strategy that “All people living with dementia and their carers should live well with dementia”. The findings show that it is undoubtedly possible to live well with dementia. ‘Living well’ is fundamentally a social idea, and the ability to live well with dementia together depends on both close personal relationships and the wider social environment.The research suggests that social relationships are not only important in their own right, but are also catalysts for well-being in other aspects of life, including physical health and psychological well-being. Therefore, to enhance well-being and reduce vulnerability among people living with dementia, supporting relationships and social inclusion should be high on the policy agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherUniversity of Manchester, Manchester Institute of Collaborative Research on Ageing
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


  • Dementia


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