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The Education section has references for longer articles as well as courses and programs that you can access on line. To access academic journal articles, your institution may have library access, or you can try your state or territory library.



  • Sadhvi Batra, Jacqueline Sullivan, Beverly Williams, David Geldmacher. “Qualitative assessment of self-identity in people with advanced dementia” Dementia 2016, Vol. 15(5) 1260–1278
  • Lisa S. Caddell, Linda Clare, The impact of dementia on self and identity: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review 30 (2010) 113–126.
  • David Edvardsson, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh and Rhonda Nay, “Promoting a continuation of self and normality: person-centred care as described by people with dementia, their family members and aged care staff”. 2010 Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, 2611–2618
  • Paulette Hunter, “An empirical study of health providers’ beliefs about personhood in dementia and their influence on intended patient care”. (PhD Thesis, University of Regina, 2014)
  • Chris Kiesling, Gwendolyn Sorell, Marilyn Montgomery, Ronald Colwell. “Identity and spirituality: A psychosocial exploration of the sense of spiritual self”. Developmental Psychology 42, no. 6 (2006): 1269–1277, 1269
  • John Killick, “Dementia, Identity, and Spirituality”. Journal of Religious Gerontology (The Haworth Pastoral Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc.) Vol. 16, No. 3/4, 2004, 59-74
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence UK, “Quality Statement – Personal Identity”.
  • Sue Thomson. “Spirituality and Old Age”. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 15, no 2, 2007, 167-178.